Excelsior Academy enjoys tremendous support from a committed team of hardworking and dedicated Governors who provide guidance and expertise and focus upon monitoring standards and achievement.
Excelsior Academy’s Sponsor: Lord Laidlaw of Rothiemay
“I believe that the model we have developed for Excelsior Academy delivers both the required educational and social benefits for the students.
Under the direction of the Executive Principal and the leadership of the School Principals, all staff are responsible for ensuring that all students not only achieve their potential academically, but develop an entrepreneurial ‘can do’ attitude which will stand them in good stead for the rest of their lives.
For students the Academy day is longer than a standard school day with core curriculum, optional subjects and enrichment activities to maximise the learning opportunities.
The Academy shares best practice with education partners in the city works with our partners in the community and is central to the regeneration of the area.”
As a sponsored academy, the Trust appoints the majority of Excelsior Academy’s Governing Body. Follow this link for Governor and financial information.
Excelsior Academy Local Governing Board
2016 – 2017
Chair: Mohammad Farsi
Vice Chair: Tim Goodship
|Priority Strands||Schools/College||SML||Linked Governors|
|Teaching and Learning – Hadrian Management||Hadrian||Kirsty Ruffle||Kate Charnley|
|Inclusion – Rainbird Management||Rainbird||Charlotte De Oliveira||Hannah Sorely|
|Curriculum Development – College Management||EA College||Claire Goodwill||Claire Lewis|
|Assessment, Monitoring and Examinations – Collingwood Management||Collingwood||Michael Connolly||Jeffrey Lough|
|Staff CPD and Performance Management – Milburn Management||Milburn||David Hughes||Tim Goodship|
|Welfare (Behaviour, Safeguarding)||LST – E A||Karolyn Thompson||Mohammad Farsi|
|Business||E A||Dawn Charlton||Fidelis Okukusie|
|Leadership and Management||E A||Craig Taylor||Mohammad Farsi|
|Health and Wellbeing||E A||Frances Tiffin||Kate Charnley, Rachel Turner|
|Parent Focus Group||E A||Charlotte De Oliveira||Rachel Turner|
Curriculum and Standard
CPD Continuous Professional Development
LST Laidlaw School Trust
E A Excelsior Academy
SML Senior Management Lead
All governors can be contacted via the Executive Principal’s PA (Julie.Foster@excelsiornewcastle.org.uk) or via the academy telephone number, 0191 2288400 x 5003.