TEACHING, LEADING, INSPIRING, INNOVATING
We have joined forces with our partner school ASFA, to deliver a bespoke national leadership programme, ‘Teaching Leaders’. This is a unique opportunity for 20 leaders across the Multi- Academy Trust, including Heads of Department and up and coming leaders, to drive school improvement and ultimately the exam results for students. With a clear focus upon ensuring that all teams are high functioning, we are really confident for the future of The Academy of St Nicholas.
Miss Hughes has been selected to complete The ‘Future Legacy Project’ as one of only 100 select participants across the country, sponsored by the Specialist Schools and Academy Trust. This is an outstanding achievement, which will have a huge impact for The Academy over the next 3 years.
SYCOL OF IMPROVEMENT - STAFF JOIN TOGETHER WITH A SHARED VISION TO IMPROVE THE LIVES OF EACH GENERATION OF STUDENTS WE TEACH, SERVE, INSPIRE AND SUPPORT.
This month the Academy came together to create the vision for The Academy of St Nicholas and to embark on an exclusive 3-year training programme for staff. Led by SYCOL, specialists in high performance cultures, the training places trust, partnership and innovation at the core of ensuring that improvements in the academy continue year on year. The evening was a huge success and staff, including teachers, support assistants, reception, business and technical staff joined in to train together. This exciting initiative has really enthused staff to take an active role in the current wave of improvement in school under the direction of Mrs Pontifex, renowned for her outstanding leadership.
High calibre recruitment is a high priority for the Academy and, moving forward, we really believe that high performing teams will shape the future of our students here at ESLA. We believe in architectural leadership and building teams within teams. Mrs St John, Assistant Head, said, “We are proud of our commitment to continued professional development here and to developing new staff as they arrive at the Academy. Teaching and learning are at the heart of what we do here and we believe in growing our own. I can really see the leaders of the future amongst staff who continually make a difference to the future of students’ futures by teaching excellent lessons every day. I love being part of a strong community with a shared vision to improve the lives of
each generation of students we teach, serve, inspire and support.”
The work starts now as Dr Loan Rees begins to train the 10 selected leads. Each lead will recruit their team and research the best education practices, locally, nationally and globally to inform the future of education here. We can’t wait to see each project unfold. To add spice to the programme, the leaders have the chance to become ‘black belts’ in education design.