07 November 2014
Assistant vice principal of Heartlands Academy in Nechells, Birmingham, Jenny Clegg, was honoured last night (6 November) at the Teaching Leaders Midlands Graduation Ceremony, where she was awarded the ASCL Leadership Prize for demonstrating outstanding leadership of the school.
Teaching Leaders is an independent education charity which addresses educational disadvantage by developing middle leaders (heads of department, heads of year) in schools in challenging contexts.
This is the second year that the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) has sponsored the Leadership Prize. ASCL General Secretary Brian Lightman said: “During her time on the programme, Jenny’s main focus was to give her students the opportunity, skills and support required to achieve their full potential, regardless of their individual circumstances.
“Her leadership has had an outstanding impact on the strength of her team and consequently, the results of her pupils. Without doubt, Jenny is a worthy prize winner; she’s an asset to Heartlands Academy and inspiration to middle leaders across the country.”
James Toop, Chief Executive of Teaching Leaders comments, “Not only do middle leaders have an increasingly important role to play in influencing what happens across the school to improve teaching and learning, but they also make a direct impact on young people’s lives, and make a massive difference to their life chances. Our extensive work with middle leaders across the country means that we’ve seen first-hand, just how crucial they are to a school’s success. We are extremely proud of Jenny and all the other graduates.”