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Meeting the challenges of establishing a new, inclusive, Christian School

Friday 11th November 2011

Meeting the challenges of establishing a new, inclusive, Christian School

Meeting the challenges of establishing a new, inclusive, Christian School: academies, free schools and faith schools capture headlines and evoke strong reactions. So it is timely and fitting to meet at a new, Christian academy, initiated as a joint venture between the Church of England and the local council, to hear from a practitioner, it's first principal. Join us at the recently opened Chelsea Academy in London to hear from Andy Yarrow, a long-standing supporter of the Christian Consultants' Network, who will lead through an informative and challenging day - including a tour of the brand new school's premises and the detailed thinking that has gone into every aspect of the ethos, systems and the building itself.

Conference Downloads

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Speaker

Andy Yarrow, Principal, Chelsea Academy

Andy YarrowAfter serving as Headteacher at Hornsey School for Girls, which was judged as 'Outstanding' by Ofsted for the first time in May 2007, Andy was appointed Principal of Chelsea Academy in April 2008, four terms in advance of the Academy's opening, in order to recruit students and staff and design the Academy's ethos, operational systems and curriculum.

Chelsea Academy has two sponsors, the Church of England and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, and was set up with a vision for a school that serves its local community and has a distinctive Christian ethos. In it's recent and first Ofsted judgement (July 2011) the school was deemed to have made 'outstanding progress'.

A committed member of the Christian Consultants' Network, as well as of the organising group for the National Conference for Christians in School Leadership and of ACT, Andy also has a high profile role amongst Headteachers in London, serving as Chair of the London Headteachers' Steering Group for the Specialist Schools & Academies Trust from 2007 to 2010, as a member of the SSAT's Academy Principals' Steering Group since 2009 and as a London representative on the Association of School and College Leaders Council since 2007. He also served as London Representative on the ASCL Council from 2007 to 2011 and is now a National Representative and Chair of ASCL's Education Committee.

Venue

Chelsea Academy, Lots Road, London, SW10 0AB

A new school set up by the Church of England and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Chelsea Academy aims to serve its local community and that has a distinctive Christian ethos. Located in the centre of London, the school sports state of the art facilities which delegates will have an opportunity to see on a tour of the building.

Programme

The Christian Consultants' Network day will commence with coffee at 9.30am and will finish by 3pm. Please click here to download the timetable for the day.

Conference Costs

As with our previous meetings there is no charge for attending this day although donations would be gratefully received.

The Christian Consultants' Network

Conceived by The Stapleford Centre, Christian Consultants’ Network Days enable Christians working in leadership roles within schools, dioceses and local education authorities to explore current educational issues and initiatives from a distinctively Christian perspective. More...

Conference Registration

Registration for this conference closed on Friday 11th November 2011.