Welcome to George Spencer Academy!
George Spencer has a national reputation for providing high quality education for students of all abilities which has been recognised in Ofsted inspections, culminating in the most recent outstanding inspection where we achieved grade 1s in all categories.
In 2011, because of our excellent track record of achievement and high quality teaching, George Spencer Academy became one of the first Teaching Schools in the country. Subsequent designations as a Centre for Initial Teacher Training and a training provider for Leadership Development, entrust us to provide extensive training and development for teachers and leaders, sharing our best practice and engaging with others in learning and research developments.
In 2012 George Spencer Academy became the lead school and education sponsor of The Spencer Academies Trust. The Chief Executive and Executive Principal of the Trust is Mrs Susan Jowett, a National Leader of Education, who led the school to Academy status and throughout one of the most successful periods in George Spencer's history.
We are a small Trust committed to raising standards. Our mission is: "To improve the life chances of children and young people by challenging and supporting all the schools within the Trust on their journey to and beyond outstanding". It enables all of the schools involved to share resources, ideas and best practice.
A Message from the Executive Principal...
Thank you for your interest in the George Spencer Academy and a warm welcome from everyone connected with the school, Governors, teachers, parents, students and the wider community. I am very proud and privileged to be the Executive Principal of this 'Leading Edge' school with a national reputation for excellence in the education of young people and the training and accreditation of teachers.
George Spencer is the place to be as a centre of research and innovation in effective learning. We enjoy learning together - not only in what we learn but also through new methodologies of learning, so that others can benefit from our experiences. We are proud of our academic track record and achievements across a broad spectrum of activities - personal and social, sporting, artistic, musical and cultural.
George Spencer offers a first class service for its students. Our students come first. We recognise their different needs and work hard with them to develop talents and potential in a spirit of mutual respect. We value the unique contribution of each student to our learning community. Highly qualified teachers and support staff provide an excellent, caring environment in which students can learn and flourish safely. Our aspirations, expectations and commitment are exceptionally high for all members of the school community.
Every Child Matters...
We pride ourselves on knowing each student as an individual. In addition to having a dedicated Learning Manager with responsibility for academic progress, personal development and well-being, each student enjoys at least two, one-to-one, hourly discussions every year.
Children's safety is our number one priority. OFSTED note that we 'exceed' safeguarding requirements. We have two designated Child Protection officers. We cover extensive work on anti-bullying, student health and economic well-being in the curriculum.
We have a wide range of opportunities for students to be heard. Not only are there a range of Student Councils, but online message forums allow students to air their views. We also expect students to get involved in school life through our student leader programmes. We expect parents to be actively involved in school life and all parents can join our FrOGS and also give us feedback through our Parents' forum and Parents' blog.