Churchill Academy

Churchill recognised as national leader for exceptional education

Following four years of work to develop an exceptional climate for learning, Churchill Academy and Sixth Form have been awarded ‘transforming’ status from the Leading Edge programme – Schools, Students and Teachers Network (SSAT)’s Framework for Exceptional Education.

Key criteria for the transforming status includes; all staff establishing excellent working relationships with learners, classroom management shows highly collaborative and respectful relationships, and every space has a learning purpose and is inspiring for teachers and learners.

After submitting evidence, Churchill were subject to a peer review and moderation by a visiting assessor to ensure what the application included was what was being delivered during the day-to-day running of the school. Churchill have carefully managed the climate for learning through focus on attitudes to learning, a revised code of conduct, thoughtful classroom design and investment in buildings.

Head Teacher Chris Hildrew commented, “It is fantastic that visitors to Churchill recognise the highly effective culture that we are building at the Academy. All the staff and students at Churchill contribute to developing this climate for learning: they deserve to feel as proud as I do that our hard work has been recognised in this way.”