Judith Enright's Presentation at #SLTeachMeet

Dec 10, 2012, 04:07 PM, Bloomsbury, London, England

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Inspiring Teachers Judith Enright (@judeenright ) - Deputy Headteacher, Greenford High School

“My 11- 18 comprehensive school has around 40% of FSM pupils, and about a third of the year group join us with reading ages well below their chronological age.

Yet we send over 200 students to university each year, including Oxbridge, and our students’ attainment is well above national averages both at A* - C and A/A*.

We also have students who join us from special schools post-16 and go on to further study or employment after completing Access courses.

I joined Greenford High School in the Summer Term of 2010, and helped the school achieve “Outstanding” from Ofsted (Nov 2011), though my mission is now making sure that the quality of teaching is outstanding.

I studied Oriental Studies at Oxford and travelled in Asia before joining Reuters as a graduate trainee in Finance.

Though I attested on the application form that I enjoyed adding up long lists of numbers, I found out the hard way that I didn’t, so I did a PGCE in Business at the Institute of Education.

I worked at The Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School, becoming Head of ICT. I then joined the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea as a Strategy consultant.

Part of the team that launched Chelsea Academy in 2009 / 10 where I led on the MLE, I came up with the school’s motto, “Anchored in Christ”, now carved in large letters in stone in their Reception.”