Walbottle Academy has recently experienced significant changes, including improvements to the students’ culture of learning. The academy has a fantastic praise culture that encourages students to be proud of their work, share their learning and to celebrate their achievements. The positive environment Walbottle Academy provides, ensures local children are proud of their academy, proud of themselves and are encouraged to do well.
As the largest academy within Northern Education Trust, staff at Walbottle Academy describe it as a sleeping giant. Despite having only joined Northern Education Trust in 2020, Walbottle Academy has seen rapid school improvement throughout. The huge impact of the Trust on the academy has resulted in systematic changes, structural alterations and enhanced leadership that has all worked together to drive phenomenal positive changes for both staff and students. Through the sharing of the Trust’s vision and values, Walbottle Academy’s staff and students have been united through a consistent, outcomes focused approach to teaching and learning that has helped progression to continue.
Overall, Walbottle Academy is still early in its journey but has already felt the overwhelming positivity that comes from being part of Northern Education Trust. Its community is united on improving outcomes and life chances for its students, maintaining a high culture of expectations and creating a positive space for students to thrive. Staff work together to do everything they can to raise students’ aspirations and push individuals to achieve their potential – enhancing the life chances of the children and young people in their care.
I am incredibly proud to be the Principal of Walbottle Academy. I feel privileged to lead such a talented, committed and hardworking community of pupils and staff.
At Walbottle Academy, our approach to education recognises that outcomes are paramount...