Headteacher Phil Marshall who transformed learning for thousands of pupils to retire from Excelsior Academy

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015.

Excelsior Academy’s outstanding headteacher Phil Marshall – who transformed educational achievement and life opportunities for thousands of children in Newcastle’s west end – will retire from her post at Christmas after a teaching career spanning 38 years. Mrs Marshall was appointed to set up the new Excelsior Academy as Executive Principal in 2007, to ensure... Read more »

Memorial headstone revealed to Rainbird pupils

Monday, December 14th, 2015.

  Rainbird Primary pupils gained a sneak preview of the stunning new headstone which will mark the grave of the North East artist whose name adorns their school. The sandstone carving is housed in the workshop of sculptor Neil Talbot in his Northumberland studio, a tribute to the life of Victor Noble Rainbird. North Shields-born... Read more »

James and Joe rewarded for apprenticeship excellence

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015.

  Outstanding Excelsior Academy apprentices James Rose and Joe Knights have scooped top awards for their superb skills and attitude learning from some of the country’s best engineers. Joe was honoured as CNC Apprentice of the Year and James as Fabrication Apprentice of the Year at a ceremony for the top performing students on the... Read more »

Friendship and understanding flow from Excelsior Erasmus Plus project

Monday, December 7th, 2015.

  Pupils from France and the Netherlands joined with counterparts at Excelsior Academy to pool their entrepreneurial talents and create their own European businesses. The six teams drew up business plans, allocated employee roles and ultimately sold their Christmas ware products to the public as part of the European Union’s Erasmus Plus project – helping... Read more »

Cracking display from Newcastle’s top young omelette eggs-ponents

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015.

Teams of young cooks from Newcastle west end primary schools served up a tasty culinary treat for judges as Excelsior Academy staged the final of its own Junior Masterchef-style competition. The St John’s Divas team of top young chefs cooked their way to first prize for their cottage cheese and fruit omelette fried in just... Read more »

Laidlaw Schools Trust staff in best practice get together

Monday, November 30th, 2015.

  Dozens of staff from across the three Laidlaw Schools Trust academies met to share and learn best practice in a series of workshop training sessions at Excelsior Academy. The regular events bring together staff for continuous professional development, covering a host of topical issues and subjects, expanding knowledge and cementing team relationships. Staff from... Read more »



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