Top North East conference learns of Excelsior’s apprenticeships success

Thursday, February 9th, 2017.

Excelsior Academy’s award-winning apprenticeships programme took centre stage today at a top regional event for senior education leaders. Excelsior College Principal Claire Goodwill and Business Manager Dawn Charlton told delegates at SCHOOLSNorth East’s Future Ready 17 conference in Hardwick Hall Hotel, County Durham, about the success of the scheme. The academy was invited to speak... Read more »

Continuous learning the lesson plan for LST teachers

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016.

Hundreds of teachers from across the family of Laidlaw Schools Trust academies packed out a professional development day featuring inspirational educational leaders and learning tools to boost pupil performance. Staff from Excelsior Academy, Academy 360, Thomas Walling and Atkinson Road Primary Academies were joined by teachers from other North East schools for an intensive day... Read more »

Excelsior’s sports stars headline presentation awards

Thursday, December 8th, 2016.

  Scores of young players were rewarded with silverware for their dedication and excellence across a host of sports at Excelsior Academy. Top tumblers from the Great Britain team – trained by Excelsior PE teacher Mark Nesbitt – treated the audience of pupils, family and friends to a thrilling acrobatic display while former England Women’s... Read more »

Far East visitors on fact-finding mission

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016.

Excelsior Academy extended the hand of friendship to the Far East as it welcomed education consultants from China. Shuhui Xu and Yzing Jzang took in life at Excelsior on a tour of the school with Executive Principal Craig Taylor, building up a picture of a typical day in a UK school as part of a... Read more »

National stage setting for Excelsior Academy success story

Thursday, December 1st, 2016.

The Excelsior Academy success story will be showcased tomorrow to scores of teachers at one of the UK’s most prestigious education conferences. A team of four assistant principals will explain to delegates at a packed SSAT National Conference 2016 in Birmingham how Excelsior cascades continuous professional learning to staff to ensure exceptional outcomes for students... Read more »

‘I, Daniel Blake’ star Kema back at Excelsior

Monday, November 28th, 2016.

Rising star and former Excelsior Academy pupil Kema Kay was back in familiar surroundings passing on the tips and techniques which have earned him rave reviews in the smash hit film ‘I, Daniel Blake.’ Kema took part in a workshop with English lesson pupils and the Young Writers’ City project in Excelsior’s drama studio. He... Read more »