The STEP Academy Trust is based on the premise that working in close collaboration significantly strenghtens the individual partners. The positive impact of school-to-school partnerships on school improvement is increasingly recognised both locally and nationally. So we were delighted that a recent article in the Croydon Advertiser recognised the impact a number of partnerships, including STEP, are having on school improvement throughout the borough.
On Friday 3rd February 2012, The STEP Academy Trust directors appointed Claire Slade (pictured right) Headteacher of David Livingstone Academy. Currently working as Head of School, she will take up the position of Headteacher in September 2012 when Mark Ducker (Headteacher of Gonville Academy) ends his tenure as Executive Headteacher.
An excellent appointment for David Livingstone Academy, the leadership arrangement now matches the Trust’s vision – that each STEP Academy is led by a strong Head Teacher.