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Academy Contributes to Teach First 'Outstanding' Award

The Bourne Academy is proud to be a contributor to the Teach First Programme, recently judged as 'Outstanding' by Ofsted.

The Bourne Academy currently has four first year trainee teachers and four second year Newly Qualified Teachers, all from Teach First.  Two of the Teach First graduates (who are in their third year) have recently been promoted to significant leadership responsibility within the Academy.  All of our participants have worked across the core subjects of English, Maths and Science.  Teach First commented that '... participants have impressive evidence of comprehensive and wide-ranging CPD'.

Mrs Bennett, Director of Teaching at the Academy said "we are absolutely delighted that the talent, commitment and sheer dogged hard work of our Teach First participants and their mentors, has been recognised and applauded by Ofsted.  We are all very proud of the amazing progress they make over the course of the two year programme and the difference they make to our students."

Ofsted praised the strength of the partnerships: "The enthusiasm and high levels of collaboration and cooperation in this close-knit partnership are deeply rooted in positive relationships, mutual respect, high expectations and a shared vision and commitment to improving life chances for children and young people."