Welcome to School 360 and the school community and thank you for taking the time to find out about us!
We want you and your child to feel part of a strong community which cares for you, makes you feel welcome and helps you make the most of your interests, talents and skills. We want children at our school to grow into well-rounded individuals with a strong sense of self, an open mindset, and a commitment to making a difference.
We love those joyful moments in the classroom where children realise they have learnt something new and want to share it. We love seeing children grow and develop, experiencing new things and discovering their special talents and passions. We particularly love seeing the school values lived out in action, as these are at the heart of everything we do.
We believe we are all learners, and work with our teaching staff to explore how to use play for learning, how to develop diverse leadership teams, how to make maths learning both fun and effective, how to develop a love of reading, and how to help teachers develop their practice. We work together to enquire and innovate, making the biggest difference to children’s learning and lives.
We are immensely proud of what we have achieved so far and are excited about what comes next. We do hope you can be part of our journey!
Andrea trained as a primary school teacher and has worked in education for around 15 years. She was born in Newham and has intentionally spent her teaching career working in schools in East London, to serve the community she grew up in.
Andrea is an advocate of the arts and prior to teaching, she spent time working in Television and Theatre in diverse roles that have provided opportunities that enhance her skills as an educator and leader.
Before joining School 360, Andrea spent 5 years working at School 21 where she helped build and develop the Middle School as Deputy Head, specialising in oracy, project based learning, wellbeing and embedding school culture.
Andrea’s drive and passion centres around social mobility, equity and the empowerment of young people. She thrives on developing those around her and being authentically engaged within all aspects of the community she serves.
Sarah has worked in London schools for over 25 years. She has been a Deputy Head, a School Improvement Consultant and a School Improvement Partner, across both primary and secondary schools.
Before starting at School 360, she led the London South Teaching School Alliance, supporting a network of schools in South London with teacher development and school improvement.
Sarah has also worked at The London Centre for Leadership in Learning, UCL Institute of Education, where she designed and led a range of research-informed programmes for school leaders and teacher enquiry projects. She has also worked for the Fischer Family Trust and the National Literacy Trust. She is a specialist maths tutor on the Cognitive Acceleration research project based at King’s College University www.letsthink.org.uk.
Sarah is a PhD student at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, a Trustee of the Collaborative Lesson Research UK group. Sarah also sits on the British Curriculum Forum and is a member of the British Educational Research Association Council.