Sidmouth College has recently been accepted to be part of the Jurassic Coast Teaching Schools Alliance. The Alliance consists of 24 partner schools across Devon and Dorset and its focus is on Teaching and Learning and providing schools with the opportunity to collaborate in developing leadership skills, classroom techniques and strategies that will ultimately have a positive impact on student progress.
One of the roles of the Alliance is to develop leaders within schools to ensure they have the skills to lead their own teams and improve practice within their own schools. This is achieved by sending Specialist Leaders of Education (SLE) into schools with the focus on developing leadership capacity. Two candidates from Sidmouth, Angela Lucas (Head of English) and Lisa Whitworth (Personal Development Coordinator and subject leader for Health & Social Care), have just been appointed to be two of fourteen SLE’s across the partnership. They will now be deployed in schools to work with colleagues in a way that improves student outcomes. Both staff went through a rigorous selection process before being accepted to the role.
Vice Principal, Jim Ingham-Hill, said, ” Angela and Lisa deserve this recognition. They are experts within their subject areas and will be outstanding in developing the leadership of other colleagues within the Alliance. As a College, we are excited by the opportunities that membership of the Jurassic Coast Alliance will bring. Working cohesively with other schools to develop Teaching and Learning is an exciting initiative and one we are looking forward to immensely.”