Former teacher Jane appointed Chief Executive at Laidlaw Schools Trust

Monday, April 24th, 2017.

The newly-appointed chief executive of a leading trust of North East schools will use her teaching experience and understanding of local communities to help ensure pupils are supported to reach their full potential. Gateshead-born Jane Spence spent ten years teaching biology and psychology at Newcastle and Sunderland Colleges. She made the move into the Civil... Read more »

Excelsior Academy joins national high-performing schools network

Monday, April 24th, 2017.

Excelsior Academy has been recognised for its level of performance and has joined Leading Edge, a national network of exclusively high-performing secondary and special schools. Leading Edge supports schools working in partnership to raise achievement, develop innovative practice and share practical strategies within and beyond the network. Run by the by the Schools, Students and Teachers network (SSAT),... Read more »

Hard work rewarded for Milburn School pupils

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017.

Outstanding effort and attainment has earned pupils in Excelsior Academy’s Milburn School achievement certificates and glowing praise from their teachers. The awards were presented across all subjects to those pupils hand-picked by their teachers for the determination they show to succeed. Milburn School Principal David Hughes told pupils at an achievement assembly: “You are all... Read more »

Oxford and Cambridge universities beckon for Excelsior students

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017.

Hand-picked college students from Excelsior Academy have seized the chance of a lifetime to sample life at two of the world’s most prestigious universities. The five talented teenagers from the academy’s sixth form college will spend four-day residentials during Easter at either Cambridge or Oxford universities as part of the Teach First Futures programme giving... Read more »

Exceptional pupil progress lands Excelsior top national award

Thursday, March 30th, 2017.

  Excelsior Academy is celebrating a national award recognising its pupils’ outstanding educational GCSE performance. The Newcastle-based academy was in the top 20% of schools nationally for pupil progress last year, data analysis from the Schools, Students and Teachers Network (SSAT) reveals. Excelsior will be presented with an SSAT award at a regional celebration event... Read more »

Student councillors put Executive Principal in hot seat

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017.

Student councillors found out more about the man in charge of their school in a question and answer session. The youngsters came up with the questions for Excelsior Academy Executive Principal Craig Taylor to answer as part of a series of articles for a double page spread focusing on the academy, to be run in... Read more »



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