Chelmsford schools help each other out
1st July 2011
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A Chelmsford school has been chosen to support struggling schools, with the help and guidance of its headteacher and staff.


Chelmer Valley High School is one of only 100 nationally appointed as a National Leader of Education and has now been designated as a National Support School. Headteacher, David Franklin and his staff will provide additional leadership in schools which are struggling, or those in transition to federation or academy status.


Mr Franklin said: “I am honoured to become a National Leader in Education and for Chelmer Valley School to be a National Support School, the first, I hope of many in mid Essex.


“It is tremendous recognition of how this school has focused on raising achievement and we now have an opportunity to share our success with other schools who want the best for their students.”


Toby Salt, deputy chief executive of the National College, said: “It’s great that heads like David Franklin are becoming National Leaders of Education, looking beyond their own school gates to help more and more pupils get the best start in life.


“This scheme is about the best school leaders helping the rest and the results speak for themselves. There are great benefits for both schools and academies and those providing the support.”


Here at The Best of Chelmsford, we like to support all things local, and it’s great to hear of our local schools doing so well and helping others alongside their hard work.


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