Kettering primary school leaders win national 'Team of the Year' award

Greenfields staff have scooped an award for their outstanding achievements

Sunday, 27th September 2020, 7:34 am
The Greenfields senior leadership team

A Kettering school’s senior leadership team has been recognised for its professionalism in a national awards ceremony.

The David Ross Education Trust, which operates schools across the country, hosted its annual Inspiration Awards for Teaching Excellence which honour teachers and schools across its academies for their outstanding achievements.

This year, the senior leadership team at Greenfields Primary School and Nursery beat off stiff competition to be presented with the Team of the Year - Primary Award.

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The school is rated outstanding by Ofsted.

The award was designed to recognise the real transformational impact a team is having on the school community.

The school was graded ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted in January 2020.

The awards were sponsored by Northants online bookstore Thinking Books.

Headteacher, Sandra Appleby, said: "I am delighted for the school and its community – it is a tremendous award to receive.

"The senior leadership team are a talented and dedicated core of individuals who understand that the success of any school relies on the wider team around them and they are committed to making sure that everyone achieves their best.

"The team’s understanding of how embracing the arts has ensured that children leave Greenfields with creativity, and a broad and diverse knowledge of the world around them. The SLT are recognised in the trust as exceptional leaders who now support colleagues across the country."

Simon Rose, Director of Education of the David Ross Education Trust, said: "The entire staff team at Greenfields Primary School and Nursery demonstrate, day in day out, what is takes to ensure all pupils receive an outstanding education, and this is only possible with an exceptional leadership team steering the direction, providing support for pupils, parents, staff and the wider community.

"The senior team stop at nothing to ensure that the academy continues to drive up standards and is ambitious for all pupils as they ‘broaden horizons’. They are deserving winners of our prestigious ‘Primary leadership team of the year’ award!"

Stuart Burns, CEO of the David Ross Education Trust, said: “The Inspiration Awards give us the opportunity to celebrate our wonderful colleagues right across the country. My huge congratulations to the entire SLT team at Greenfields Primary School and Nursery for this award – they clearly go above and beyond every day, and absolutely deserve to be recognised for their dedication and commitment to their pupils.

“At the David Ross Education Trust we aim to provide a world class education that broadens our pupils’ horizons – I am incredibly proud that with colleagues like this SLT team, we are making that commitment a reality at Greenfields Primary School and Nursery.”