4 March 2020

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A teacher from Burscough Priory Academy has been recognised as an inspirational leader of learning by successfully achieving Lead Practitioner Accreditation from SSAT, the Schools, Students and Teachers network, in the Autumn 2019 accreditation gateway. 

SSAT Lead Practitioner Accreditation celebrates great teachers who lead their colleagues to develop themselves. The award recognises their skills, experience and qualities, and celebrates how they embed and extend teaching and learning in their school, positively impacting on the lives of students.

Miss Perkins of Burscough Priory Academy, submitted an academic writing project with the aim of enhancing he communication skills of students in Year 7, 8 and 9.  Key to this was enabling them to express sophisticated ideas in school and beyond.  This will ensure that they are fully equipped to take part in the ‘conversation of life’ and make a valuable contribution to the World’s big ideas.

Sue Williamson, Chief Executive of SSAT, said:

“For a successful school system, you need exceptional teachers and that is why SSAT introduced the Lead Practitioner accreditation. The programme challenges the thinking and practice of Lead Practitioners and by achieving accreditation, they have demonstrated the impact of their work on students and staff. Well done to our latest Lead Practitioners.”

Note to editors:

SSAT, the Schools, Students and Teachers network is a membership organisation of schools and academies. SSAT has been working with leaders, teachers and students for over 30 years to drive school improvement and innovation, and support their members through networking opportunities and professional development and school improvement programmes.