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NTA Open Evening

posted 15 Nov 2017, 08:03 by Tim Williams   [ updated 15 Nov 2017, 08:13 ]
Families flocked to see for themselves the transformation taking place at Nightingale Academy.
This year’s open evening at the school, in Edmonton, saw prospective students and their parents take the opportunity to have a look around.Visiting pupils were able to sample lessons around the school, meet teachers and Nightingale students who acted as guides on the night.
The school has been on a journey of improvement since the arrival of principal Ann Palmer two years ago with a wealth of radical changes to achievement, expectation, standards and behaviour.
Alec Laing, assistant vice principal, said: “People were telling us they could not believe the quality of what they were seeing around our school. One parent even said they had been to three school open evenings and had picked a school for their child, but that they were going to change their choice to Nightingale after what they saw. “We are working hard to change the mindset of what people think about Nightingale.
The Nightingale of a couple of years back is no more. Things have changed massively with new members of staff from the top down, including a new head and Senior Leadership Team and new heads of faculty; that alone has made a huge different across the whole school.
“The community is starting to talk positively about the school. I am proud of the work which has gone into the change and we want as many people as possible to come and see it.
“We are a good school getting better.”
Those who missed the open evening, but are keen to see the school in action can book in for a tour on a Monday or Wednesday.
Get in touch on to make an appointment for a personal tour.