Developing Tomorrow’s Leaders, TODAY !. Pank Patel Head Teacher National Leader of Education James Topham Associate Headteacher. Wood Green Academy A Specialist College of Sport, Maths and Computing.
“Wood Green High School College of Sport, Maths and Computing provides pupils with an outstanding quality of education. Staff, pupils, parents and governors are understandably proud of the school.” ~ Ofsted 2006
Leading Edge School
Designated ‘High Performing Leading School’
Designated Maths and Computing College
Sports College of the Year 2006/7 – Daily Telegraph
National Support School – National Leader of Education
Working with other schools
Two Outstanding Ofsteds – recognised by Ofsted in the Excelling against the Odds publication (2008)
Trust School (2008) and now a New Converter Academy (April 2011)
74% of all Year 11 students got 5 or more GCSE’s with A*, A, B or C grades
59.4% of all Year 11 students got 5 or more GCSE’s including English and Maths with A*, A, B or C grades (20%+ on FFTD)
At A2 - 100% Pass rate
74% A-C grades - Increase (62% last year)
45% A-B grades
“GREAT SCHOOL leadership does not only come from the headteacher, despite the impression given by the media on almost a daily basis.
We know that leadership is at its best and most effective when it is distributed among a number of talented individuals according to their skills and expertise.
It is the deputy and assistant heads, heads of department and coordinated heading up areas such as business management or SEN, who are just as vital to school improvement.”
The Schools Engine Room, SecED June 2011
Can you identify the future leaders in your school?
If yes could you name 10 of them?
What do you do or are you doing to develop the potential of staff in your school?
Do you have someone to step into someone’s shoes if necessary? I.e. if your Head of Mathsleaves do you have someone in waiting? If so how are they being prepared for this role?
What model of Leadership development do you adopt in your school and how successful is it?