Ofsted Outstanding

National Support School

'In August 2015, the Principal of Babington Community College, Denise Newsome, was designated as a National Leader of Education. This prestigious role was given to her in recognition of the fact that Babington was, and continues to be, a rapidly improving school and because of successful work that Babington had been doing with other schools.

Alongside this title, Babington was designated as a National Support School. Only schools judged as outstanding by Ofsted and considered to have demonstrated rapid improvement can be designated as National Support Schools and Babington is the only National Support School in Leicester.

We are expected to use our staff and our expertise to help other schools to improve and, indeed, we are currently involved in a number of secondary schools in the city. We are also in demand on a national and even international basis to promote aspects of what we do where we have particular strengths. This is exciting work and offers many opportunities for staff at all levels at Babington to work in and across other schools.

We feel very privileged to be tasked with supporting in other schools and are humble enough to know that we learn from other schools as much as we hope they are learning from us.'

Denise Newsome, National Leader of Education


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