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St. Mary's Wins Share Of Funding To Help Improve Quality Of Teaching In Their Region

JUSTINE GREENING UNVEILS NEW EEF / IEE RESEARCH SCHOOLS AT SOCIAL MOBILITY SUMMIT

St Mary’s Catholic Academy Blackpool is one of eleven schools to have won funding to boost the quality of teaching in their region through better use of research.

The new Research Schools – part-funded through the Government’s Opportunity Areas programme and part of a joint initiative between the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) and the Institute for Effective Education (IEE) - were unveiled by the Education Secretary Justine Greening at a summit hosted by the Sutton Trust today.

St Mary’s will receive £200,000 over three years to become the focal point of evidence-based practice in Blackpool and build networks between large numbers of schools. They’ll develop a programme of support and events to get more teachers using research evidence in ways that make a difference in the classroom.

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Section 48 and OFSTED Inspection success for St Mary’s

St Marys hosted two sets of inspectors during last half term. Inspectors from Lancaster Diocese inspected the Catholic life of the Academy and also the provision of RE. They left confirming St Mary’s “is an outstanding Catholic Academy. Christ is at the centre of all it does and Gospel values permeate throughout. The leadership of the academy is outstanding as Directors and leaders are totally committed to the Church’s mission of high quality Catholic education for all. Staff are authentic witnesses to Gospel values and endeavour to live these out in their work with pupils, especially the most vulnerable.”...

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St Cuthbert's Open As Normal 30th March 2017

School power at St Cuthbert's has been restored. We expect to be open as normal tomorrow, Thursday 30th March 2017, if this does change then school leaders will be in touch.

 

 

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