Welcome from the Director of School Improvement

It is an enormous pleasure to return to Lordswood Boys’ School to once again support the school in making the required improvements. I have been working with the Trust for some time on a range of interesting and challenging educational initiatives and joining the cause at LBS was always of enormous appeal as we moved forward. I bring over two decades of successful school leadership experience which encompasses spells as Headteacher at two schools as well as recent Executive Headteacher experience. My current role with CAT is to provide support and challenge to school leadership colleagues and to ensure we embed CAT principles and lock in sustainable student progress and staff development, in the process building happy and successful schools. We expect CAT schools be to ‘schools of choice’ for the local community and we are firm in our commitment to our core principle of ensuring outstanding provision for every student. CAT is an organisation which offers outstanding levels of experience from highly successful and prominent members of the local education and wider professional communities.

At LBS we are already making rapid progress with a whole suite of systems changes, changes to the leadership personnel and new approaches to staff development of teaching and learning. CAT has brought fresh thinking and entirely new approaches to addressing the weaknesses and struggles of the past and genuine progress is being made in all areas of school life. Student attitudes to learning are excellent, a culture of positivity pervades all areas of the school and there is a palpable sense of progress and forward momentum. Come and see for yourself!

Michael Rennie.

Director of School Improvement.

November 2017.

Lordswood Boys' School Hagley Road Harborne Birmingham B17 8BJ

Tel:0121 464 2837


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