Sacriston Academy is a true community school. Many parents and grandparents were pupils here and together share a real sense of community spirit and pride in our school, working with us to promote a culture of high expectations and celebrations of achievements. As part of this, we are always looking for ways to make learning 'irresistible' and creating as many opportunities as possible for children to engage, develop, innovate and express their learning.
Making sure our children adapt to new challenges, find inspiration, develop their curiosity and work creatively is key to our approach, meaning children experience many successes and get the maximum benefit from their time with us.
As headteacher, it is a privilege to be part of moving our school forward and leading a range of rapid improvements in conjunction with the North East Learning Trust. These improvements will become increasingly evident over the coming months, as we change our physical environment and implement strategies for success in the classroom.
The Trust's vision is that every child experiences excellence every day and after joining the trust in September 2017 - that vision was easy to sign up to with staff, pupils and governors embracing this opportunity to strengthen our school community and improve outcomes for pupils.
I hope you like our new website and enjoy seeing what the children are achieving on a daily basis. Our new look reflects the ambitions of the school and our journey to outstanding. I hope you will join us on this journey and help us to keep Sacriston Academy's place in the heart of the community.
Annalei Bartlett, Headteacher