Managing for @ School of Sucess

The Headteacher (Mrs Rachael Shaw) was part of a very exciting and prestigious 3-year Erasmus+ International Project (2015-2018)  – working with Headteachers and Teacher Development agencies in Portugal, Italy, Spain, Poland and the Netherlands.

Staff from Branston Junior Academy have been involved in many British Council / Erasmus+ projects in the past, that have a particular focus on ‘teaching and learning’. The Headteacher’s project was different as it was looking at ‘Leadership and Management’.

Like the UK; in many European countries ‘education’ is going through many rapid changes….often brought about when new political parties get into power. This project examined three important themes: ‘Autonomy’, ‘Self-evaluation’ and ‘Curriculum’; as the participants explored the various systems and procedures in each country, comparde similarities and differences and shared best practice.

The project entailed various activities and tasks that were carried out by the participants in each of their countries; which were then fed back through online discussions using the e-twinning website, email and video conferencing. Over the three years there were group meetings in each of the countries…so all of the participants came to Branston Junior Academy in  March 2018. The headteacher and a Governor worked closely together to represent not only our school, but all UK schools, during the project.

At the end of the 3 years, the group  created various articles andreports and as well as developing an entire Erasmus+ course so that other groups of like-minded participants could explore these subjects further. The project findings were also be used by many education departments in European countries.

Branston Junior Academty was very proud to have been chosen to be part of this exciting project; as it was a great honour to be asked to participate.

If you are interested in finding out information about the project, then please visit the group website: 

Or watch this short film:

You can also click on here, to download an informative leaflet about the project.