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 »

Schoolgirl Jodie given Diana Award for caring for auntie battling cancer

Friday, November 27th, 2015.

Jodie receiving her Diana Award from The Lord Major   Caring schoolgirl Jodie Mills has received a top accolade in the name of Princess Diana for her devotion to her auntie while she bravely battled terminal cancer. The 14-year-old regularly travelled by coach from her Newcastle home to Edinburgh on a six-and-a-half hour round trip... Read more »

Writing project taps into Excelsior pupils’ creative flair

Monday, November 23rd, 2015.

 New Writing North’s Emily Wiseman encourages Excelsior’s Marian Horvat to find creative inspiration   A new project will bring the creative writing skills of Excelsior pupils to the fore, injecting fun into learning how to use the written word to express their talent. The New Writing North group – an arts organisation which develops reading... Read more »

Pupils eager to learn more about Excelsior College opportunities

Friday, November 20th, 2015.

Scores of pupils looking to the future packed out an Excelsior College event showcasing the host of opportunities their hard work could seize. Excelsior College Director Claire Goodwill and her teaching team, as well as representatives from Newcastle and Northumbria Universities, were on hand to help give 16-year-old pupils the knowledge they need to make... Read more »

Magpies’ bus stops off at Rainbird to back healthy message

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015.

NUFC Foundation’s Charlotte Dodson and Rainbird youngsters Rainbird Primary pupils received the backing of Newcastle United for the healthy lifestyle they lead – walking a mile every day around the Excelsior school trail. The Premier League’s charity foundation bus pulled up outside the school to find out more about their daily walks and has offered... Read more »

Superheroes out in force as Excelsior supports Children in Need

Monday, November 16th, 2015.

Superheroes, staff dance-offs and a six-hour table tennis marathon topped the bill as Excelsior Academy once again took up the BBC Children in Need challenge. A host of the planet’s biggest and best superheroes walked the corridors of Excelsior Academy and Rainbird Primary raising cash for the event which supports a host of children’s charities.... Read more »



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