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Schools (ID 1027)
Jennett's Park Primary School
Jennett's Park Primary School
Jennett's Park opened its doors in September 2011 as part of the new Jennett's Park development and has grown from one class per year group to educating over 400 children aged between 3 and 11. Following its academisation in 2017, the school's headteacher, Liz Savage, who joined the school in 2018, has worked tirelessly with the staff, governors and trust to establish this as a good school with its sights fixed upon becoming outstanding. The resulting improvement was acknowledged during the school's inspection under the SIAMS framework in 2019; the inspector likened Jennett's Park to a phoenix rising from the ashes. In 2021 this was further endorsed in the Ofsted inspection, as a result of which the school was judged to be good in all areas. Today, those who visit Jennett's Park continue to experience the same restlessness to improve and the school makes an invaluable contribution to the improvement strategy across the trust.
Ranelagh Secondary School
Ranelagh Secondary School
Founded by Lord Ranelagh in 1709, Ranelagh School has a long history and a strong sense of tradition. At the time it opened, it provided education to 20 girls and 20 boys; today the school is a flourishing community providing education and learning for 1019 students aged between 11 and 18. In 2011 the school converted to a Church of England Academy and subsequently, in 2017, it became a founding member of the Bonitas Multi-Academy Trust. Tim Griffith, who joined the school as headteacher in 2020 describes the opportunity to educate other people's children as a rare privilege, at the heart of which lies a commitment to preparing young people for happiness and success in their adult lives. Although it has achieved an outstanding rating in four consecutive OFSTED inspections, the school is not complacent and as such it has a vital role to play in developing the trust as a centre of excellence.
HTs (ID 1050)
Liz Savage – I am the Lead Learner and Headteacher at Jennett's Park CE Primary in Bracknell, and we are part of the wonderful Bonitas Multi Academy Trust. Our school is a two-form entry school located in the centre of a new estate. My role is to lead and help make our vision and ethos for the school become a reality, so that children can live life to the fullest.
I am unashamedly passionate about learning and serving my community. I chose to work in education to ultimately improve children's lives, as education and learning have the power to change lives. While I love to teach, the joy of being a leader in a school, for me, comes from the infinite variety it brings. I am responsible for overseeing all aspects of the school, ensuring the safety and well-being of the children, parents, and staff, both physically and emotionally. Over the past few years, my role has involved transforming our school from a failing one to one that recently passed its Ofsted inspection and is genuinely committed to helping those who come to us.
Before serving as a headteacher for the past five years, I worked as a deputy in two different schools. In total, I have been in leadership positions for over 20 years. Throughout my journey, I have completed Fast Track Leadership pathways, NPQSL, and NPQH. I consider myself not only an excellent teacher but also a compelling and challenging leader. Some of my strengths as a leader include my organisational skills, competency in IT, leadership training, and the ability to follow all outlined protocols and procedures.
I have a clear philosophy on how the curriculum should meet the needs of children. Learning is at the heart of teaching, and it is essential to equip children to overcome the challenges faced by our world. It is the responsibility of leaders to support staff in developing the best curriculum so that each child can unlock their potential and flourish, using their gifts and talents. I eagerly embrace any opportunity to learn from other schools and their approaches to education, in order to help children flourish and achieve their full potential in every possible way.
I am the Headteacher of Ranelagh School in Bracknell which is proud to be part of the Bonitas Multi Academy Trust. I believe that the opportunity to educate other people's children is a rare privilege, bringing with it a huge responsibility to provide the best all-round education possible as we work together to prepare young people for happiness and success in their adult lives. At Ranelagh we take this responsibility extremely seriously and, through our partnership with the Bonitas Multi Academy Trust and its member schools, are able to provide a school that cares about the individual and offers a welcoming community in which all our students and staff feel valued.
Ranelagh School was founded in 1709 so has a long and rich history of educating young people. Tradition is important at Ranelagh and still shapes some of our guiding principles but we seek to build on the past while looking to the future. This is, and will remain, a forward-thinking school that enthusiastically embraces innovation and new opportunity and our partnership with Bonitas Multi Academy Trust and its member school is vital to us achieving this ambition.
I am an experienced professional with a demonstrated history of education leadership. I believe that I am highly skilled in coaching, curriculum development and the development of teaching & learning and I am entirely motivated by and committed to delivering a world class education, serving the common good. I very much hope that you will accept my invitation to visit Ranelagh. It is a truly remarkable school, and it will be a privilege to welcome you here.