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Education Award


The de Ferrers Academy nationally recognised as transforming educational practice

The de Ferrers Academy has recently achieved accreditation for transforming practice under SSAT's Framework for Exceptional Education. The Framework for Exceptional Education is a self-review and planning tool incorporating SSAT's 30 years of experience in school improvement. Co-developed with a group of high-performing schools and reviewed by leading academics, the framework supports schools in quality-assuring their work and sharing effective practice.

To achieve accreditation as transforming in practice, The de Ferrers Academy was reviewed by another high-performing school and an independent moderator from SSAT. SSAT's Chief Executive, Sue Williamson comments "for a school to be accredited for transforming practice is a real credit to their team and the quality of the work that they are doing."

Nick Holmes, Principal of The de Ferrers Academy, said “I am delighted that the Academy has been nationally recognised as an exceptional practitioner by the SSAT. I reflects the hard work by all staff that has gone on for a number of years to make teaching and learning our top priority.”