WINSFORD Academy is bringing together school leaders from across Cheshire next week to show how the school is coming up with innovating ideas on a budget.

The event, taking place on Wednesday, October 18, is part of Chester company Innovate My School’s nationwide roadshow.

It will feature a morning of leadership discussion and resource-sharing, and attendance is free-of-charge for headteachers, deputy and assistant heads, business managers, subject leaders and curriculum coordinators.

Amanda Harrison, who was appointed principal in 2016, is keen to show how the school is enhancing teaching and learning to meet the needs of pupils in Winsford, several areas of which are included in the most deprived in England.

"We are excited to be working with the Innovate My School to showcase new initiatives and opportunities for schools across Cheshire,” said Amanda, a trained Estyn inspector.

“It is important, in the current climate, that schools take opportunities to network and build partnerships. Doing so ensures that we are able to take advantage of every opportunity to improve teaching, learning and outcomes within our schools."

The event will see Cheshire school leaders meet education innovators from across the UK and beyond, discovering the perfect resources for their classrooms in the process.

During the day deputy head teacher Mat Galvin will be chairing ‘Innovation In The North West’, shining a spotlight on school leadership throughout the wider community.

Michael Forshaw, CEO and founder of Innovate My School, said: “The Winsford Academy is an impressive school building, and we are fortunate to be co-hosting an event there. We are an international organisation, but are particularly passionate about education provision on our doorstep.

“Winsford Academy’s senior leadership is a world-class example of a team striving to maximise the life chances of every student in their care, and we are certain that local educators will leave this event brimming with ideas and enthusiasm.”