Portslade Aldridge Community Academy was recognised as Most Improved School of the Year at the Brighton Argus Youth In Action Awards yesterday. The Academy had a double celebration as Head of PSHCE & Student Leadership Dean Flynn was selected for the Teacher of the Year award.
The Argus said; “The school in Portslade has gone from special measures before it became an academy in 2011 to being rated good across the board by Ofsted in a few short years.”
Rob Reed, Executive Principal for Aldridge Education’s schools in the South East, said:“Both PACA and Brighton Aldridge Academy (BACA) are truly transforming their communities and giving those children the standard of education to which they are entitled.”
“These awards and nominations just show it is working and huge credit to the incredible, effective leadership of the two headteachers, both of whom were quite rightly nominated for headteacher of the year, and also those working with them. It is a teamwork which has transformed those two communities and collectively as a family of schools we are really proud of them.”
The Awards come after hundreds of nominations were sent in by the public to The Argus before winners were chosen by votes from sponsors for the event. Director of Study for Art and Design, Sharon Durham, joined Dean in collecting the Most Improved School award on behalf of the academy.