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Blurton headteacher handed national role

Posted on: February 18, 2015

THE head and staff from one of the region’s top-performing schools are to share their recipe for success by helping to turn round struggling secondaries.

Mark Stanyer, principal of Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy, in Blurton, has been picked to become a national leader of education (NLE).

The role will also see the academy designated a national support school, which means other key members of staff will be involved in the work to improve under-performing schools.

The Stoke-on-Trent school was selected following its record GCSE results last year and an Ofsted report that rated it good with outstanding features.

Mr Stanyer, who will fit the NLE work round his duties as principal, said: “This is an amazing role to be chosen for and is as a result of the outstanding work done by the governors, staff, parents and, most of all, students.”

“Our community continues to grow strongly and I am proud to represent the academy.”

NLEs and national support schools are drafted in when concerns are raised about standards in a particular school.

They draw up a tailored package of support, which may include looking at how to develop leadership and improve the quality of teaching.

The scheme is overseen by the National College of Teaching and Learning.

There are now more than 800 NLEs across the country.