Gabrielle Bradbeer from The Romsey School has been accepted onto the prestigious Leadership Legacy Project by SSAT, the Schools, Students and Teachers network.
Gabrielle, who is a RE teacher at the school, will focus on literacy, working with a team whose goal is to improve confidence, specifically in terms of reading aloud, a skill that has been shown to have many benefits. This project will help to prepare Gabrielle for the next stage of her career in which she hopes to take on additional leadership responsibilities.
Head teacher Annie Eagle said of Gabrielle, “She is one of those colleagues who approaches each day with enthusiasm and who possesses very deep moral purpose to make a difference to our young people. She is also a ‘people person’; relating to both pupils and staff with ease. These qualities enable her to teach brilliantly.”
She went on to add, “I am delighted that Gabrielle has been accepted onto this prestigious SSAT programme. This recognition is very well deserved, as she personifies the ‘Compassionate Excellence’ that we are so proud of at Romsey School. I wish her luck as she starts this programme of study.”
Participants will be part of an impressive group of future education leaders from across the country designated as SSAT Leadership Fellows. Successful Leadership Fellows are all in their first 2-5 years of teaching and have been selected by their head teachers as already showing the potential to become outstanding school leaders. Involvement in the programme demonstrates commitment by The Romsey School and SSAT to developing the next generation of system leaders.
We already know the impact of this project at an individual level is very impressive. Leadership Fellows enrolled on previous years’ programmes have achieved increased leadership responsibilities at an early career stage, through exposure to a wide range of knowledge and information which boosts confidence levels. We also know the activities that the Fellows undertake have impact at classroom and whole school level and bring additional benefits in terms of whole school performance.
SSAT has been designing and delivering school leadership development programmes for 16 years and has over 14,000 alumni, among them some of the country’s most prestigious education system leaders. SSAT is fully committed to supporting the development of the next generation of education system leaders and is investing in this prestigious project, free to participating schools.