Meet a few of our staff
“I joined Wrenn in September 2014 at a very exciting time. Armed with a clear remit to help lead the change necessary to drive the school forward, I have been lucky to work with a team of professionals who share my commitment to delivering outstanding learning and teaching.
It is refreshing to work in an environment where any idea or suggestion can be put on the table, but will be tried only if it can clearly deliver the improvements needed that work in the interest of our students. Proving the potential impact is the challenge of leadership and is the motivation that brings you in every day.”
“Working at Wrenn offers you endless opportunities whether you’re an NQT or a more experienced teacher. I personally started as an NQT and went through a rigorous programme of induction aimed at consolidating my pedagogy and setting me up for a TLR in my second year of teaching. I’ve also had the opportunity to attend a conference at the University of Leicester during my NQT year, which I found extremely useful informing me of what next after NQT.
I am also very pleased with how SLT trust staff to do their job properly and support them through organisation of various different events at faculty and whole school level. Finally, most students at Wrenn make you want to be teacher and make a difference to the lives of our youngsters.”
Mr M. Konteh
Former NQT, now MFL teacher with TLR responsibility
“I joined Wrenn Academy in September 2014 as a HLTA for literacy/SEN. Being my first post in a Secondary school, I knew it would be a huge learning curve for me; it was daunting yet exciting.
From my very first day I have received an enormous amount of support and encouragement from all my colleagues. There is always someone within the school that can help to answer any questions and find you a solution. Not only is this helpful and reassuring but it also enables me to carry out my job role efficiently and confidently.
There is regular training available in all areas which I have always found very informative, well organised and relaxed.
I thoroughly enjoy my job at Wrenn; every day is different, bringing its own new challenges and experiences. All the staff are very friendly, supportive and great fun to work with; I feel very much part of ‘the team’ on both a professional and personal level. I have learned so much during my short time at Wrenn and am looking forward to progress my knowledge and develop my career within the school.
Mrs Alison Blackah
“When I started at Wrenn Academy, I had no previous experience of working in a school environment. I have had a lot of internal support from colleagues and also external support through our sponsors, The Education Fellowship.
I felt very welcomed into the school and very quickly felt part of team. The building is incredible and the character of the school really shines through.
Everyone plays a big part of making Wrenn a great place to work. I enjoy coming to work every day and I feel like the work that I do, makes a difference to the Academy and I am very lucky to be a part of it.
Principal’s PA and HR Officer
“In Sept 2007, I joined the staff at Wrenn school. As a nervous NQT, I was fairly apprehensive about my first ‘proper’ year in teaching and how I would deal with the pressure. I needn’t have worried as Wrenn has a long history of supportive staff and regular training opportunities. I hugely relied on my NQT mentor in the early years and have since been able to repay the favour by becoming a mentor myself.
As a school, we invest in our staff and value the importance of creating opportunities within our existing workforce. As a result, there are always opportunities for career progression and to keep renewing our love for teaching.
At every stage of my career, I have always been given the confidence and encouragement to be the best I can be. On a whole school level, we hold both productive regular training sessions and inspirational workshops from our own outstanding teachers. We have recently launched a coaching programme within the school which provides a more personal one to one training opportunity for staff who would like it. It is the foundations of caring and encouraging staff that has helped us make the necessary changes to begin our journey to Outstanding. I love working at Wrenn Academy and am so thankful for the opportunities I have had since joining.”
Director of Lower Academy