St Osmund’s CE Middle School – School Story

St Osmund’s CE Middle School – School Story

When Saira Sawtell joined St Osmund’s as Headteacher in the summer of 2018, behaviour was in a difficult place. Ofsted judged the school to be ‘Inadequate’, with their report highlighting that pupils showed ‘defiance to staff’ and that there was ‘no school system for...
The Edge Academy – School Story

The Edge Academy – School Story

The Edge Academy is an Alternative Provision serving young people aged 11-16 that has been on an incredible journey. In 2018 Ofsted deemed it to require ‘special measures’. The hard-working staff of 21 have worked incredibly hard to revolutionise the AP and have...
Kilmarnock Academy – School Story

Kilmarnock Academy – School Story

Kilmarnock Academy: a school prioritising relationships Kilmarnock Academy was a new school – created by merging James Hamilton Academy and the old Kilmarnock Academy – that opened fully to 1,200 students and 100 staff in April 2018. From the start, it was...
Bannerman High School – School Story

Bannerman High School – School Story

Before embracing relational practice as a whole school approach, Bannerman High School faced numerous challenges that hindered its progress as they contended with a high number of behaviour referrals and exclusions. In the 2016-2017 academic year alone they had 87...