The staff and pupils of Glengormley high school are reeling excitedly with the recent news that the varsity has been shortlisted collectively of the ultimate four faculties for Britain faculty of the Year Award.
This award recognizes outstanding follow at intervals faculties throughout the complete of the UK.
Principal Ricky Massey reflects on the exciting journey of Glengormley High School since he started because the school leader in Apr 2018.
Mr. Massey said: “When I received Glengormley high school, we have a tendency to set to begin again with each facet of the varsity. We have a tendency to modify the program, however, we have a tendency to managed pastoral care, however, we have a tendency to managed attending, and however, we have a tendency to managed behavior and prioritized the necessity for prime quality room experiences.
“Every facet of the varsity was modified, together with the beginning and end time – the sole similarity to the old-fashioned was the length of break time. This has paid off significantly as a result of solely 2 years past, there have been issues raised concerning faculty performance and safeguarding.
“Now, our results don’t seem to be solely the very best within the history of the varsity, however, they’re higher than then Northern Ireland average, our registration is taking a meteoric rise and our attending is higher than the Northern Ireland average.”
Despite the challenge to colleges through the Northern Ireland teaching unions ‘action wanting strike action’, the culture in Glengormley high school has considerably modified.