Interview with: Dr John Patterson, headteacher of St Vincent’s School

Bringing increased opportunities to young people with VI In this issue, Educate magazine speaks to Dr John Patterson, headteacher of St Vincent’s School in West Derby to find out more about his career and what inspired him to become a teacher, as well as how the specialist school for sensory impairment

Wellbeing of staff is key at ASFA

The wellbeing of staff at the Academy of St Francis Assisi (ASFA) remains to be a key factor this term. Since returning to school, the senior leadership team have reworked systems to ensure that the wider team have felt safe and well looked after during the COVID-19 pandemic. The academy also decided to

Interview with: Mrs Victoria Beaney, head of school at Deyes High School

Mrs Victoria Beaney is only four days into her new job at Deyes High School when Educate sits down with her to chat about her leadership journey to-date and her plans to strengthen the ‘already perfect’ vision for the school. This September marks Victoria’s 24th year of teaching, a career she

Teacher reflects on 19 years of service

As the final few weeks of term drew to a close Mrs Maureen Hillsdon, headteacher of Our Lady of Lourdes, Birkdale, reflected on her 19 years of service at the school: first as deputy head and then as head. Maureen has been involved in a number of school improvement initiatives and