CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE!
Ministers give the go ahead for Sidney Stringer Primary Free School
We are delighted to hear that our application has been successful and that we now move to the pre- opening stage.
We would like to thank all the parents and families that supported our application and we will be providing further information and opportunities to come and meet us in the near future.
The school will open for reception pupils in September 2015 and details of how to apply will be available shortly. If we already have your details then we will keep you updated by E mail.
Our next priority will be to work with the Education Funding Agency to finalise the location and new building so that we are ready to open on time. We will also be appointing a Head Teacher to take up post for January 2015.
This is a fantastic opportunity for children and families in our area. Our aim is to provide an outstanding education for our primary pupils with high standards and excellent support as well as many opportunities for enrichment including before and after school activities and trips.
We will be providing before and after school care, with the school open from 8am until 6pm. If you would like any further information then please contact
Mrs Tomes on email@example.com or Mrs parry on firstname.lastname@example.org
For further details please visit http://www.sidneystringerprimary.org.uk
Sidney Stringer Academy has been selected by the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) to become a national teaching school – an important role in raising standards.
Teaching Schools take a leading role in recruiting and training new entrants to teaching, identifying leadership potential and providing support for other schools. Sidney Stringer Academy was one of only 200 schools in England to be granted teaching school status in the latest designation round. There are only 500 in the country.
Teaching schools were introduced in 2011. They are part of a move towards schools providing much more of the training of new teachers. They work with partner schools in an alliance, including at least one university, to ensure high quality school led initial teacher training and professional development opportunities for teachers at all stages of their career. They raise standards through school to school support, engage in research and development and ensure that the most talented school leaders are spotted and supported to become successful Head teachers.
Our teaching school will be based in our new conference centre which is on track to open at the end of July Mrs Shelley will be the Head of the teaching school and will work closely with all of our other partners.
This is another great achievement for the Academy. There will only be 3 teaching schools in the city and we are pleased to have been selected. It is an enormous privilege and accolade to all the hard work and achievements of our fantastic staff.
Work on our new £1M conference centre and extension is almost complete and will be due to open at the end of July 2014.
The extension will consist of two new large classrooms with state of the art ICT facilities and also a large conference facility to accommodate up to 120 people. This will enable us to host more staff development opportunities at all levels and will also be available for use by the local community. It will be the base for our new TEACHING SCHOOL provision which starts in September .
It is official- we are one of the TOP 100 performing
non selective state schools in the country!
We were delighted to receive a letter from David Laws who is the schools minister congratulating us on the achievement of our pupils
" The percentage of your pupils achieving 5 A* - C including English and Maths shows that your school is one of the top performing non - selective state schools in the country. The results also show that you are amongst the 100 top performing schools in terms of progress and pupil premium. ... it is clear that you and your staff have provided the pupils with a good start to adult life "
This is a tremendous accolade the hard work of all our fabulous staff and of course our pupils. We are all so proud of them.