Eye on Education: Moor End Technology College
IT is an outstanding school which has chosen to become an academy.
And now Moor End Technology College will become a beacon for other schools throughout the country, sharing its expertise on leadership, community cohesion and curriculum.
The Crosland Moor school, which has 760 pupils and is due to become an academy in May, has been awarded Specialist Schools and Academies Trust Consultant School Accreditation status.
That’s in recognition of its work supporting and working with colleagues from other schools across the country.
Since 2008, the college has hosted staff from more than 100 schools on a range of leadership and management training courses. It has also worked with other Kirklees schools in delivering training events as part of the SSAT Kirklees Hub.
Last week the college hosted 20 staff from schools across the country, looking at the school’s work on the curriculum, teaching and learning, community cohesion and pupil support and guidance.
They had a key note speech from the headteacher Jane Acklam, toured the school and observed lessons as part of the training programme.
The event coincided with a visit from Colne Valley MP Jason McCartney, who toured the school and also observed lessons with the chairman of governors Mrs Louise Couzens-Abbott.
Moor End’s work with schools nationwide is furthered by JaneAcklam’s recent appointment as a National Leader of Education, one of only a handful of local headteachers chosen for a top role in supporting schools nationwide who are in challenging circumstances.
In the latest recruitment round, Jane is one of 100 heads to be selected from across the country.
She will be attending the National College’s Learning and Conference Centre in Nottingham later this month for a formal induction and training for the role in driving school improvement.