A delegation from the Turkish Ministry of Education visited Bridge Academy, Hackney, as part of a UK study visit. The visit was a huge success, showcasing best educational practice to drive improvement for students.
As well as a welcome and introduction to the school from the Principal, the delegates had the opportunity to hear senior leaders at Bridge Academy present on the dynamics of a successful school, teaching and learning, counselling and careers guidance provision and monitoring and tracking progress.
The visitors included four Provincial Directors of National Education as well as Mustafa Baloğlu, the General Director of Special Education and Guidance Services. The visitors had the opportunity to see some KS3 lessons in English and ICT, and visit the Learning Resource Centre. One delegate commented on how happy the Bridge Academy students appeared to learn and communicate with their teachers. On their departure, the group presented Bridge Academy with a gift made by a student in Turkey.
Bridge Academy has many students from the Turkish community, who were extremely proud to see a high level visit of this kind from their home country.
On The Bridge Academy
The Bridge Academy Hackney is a mixed, independent, secondary state school for 11 to 18 year olds of all abilities. In September 2013 the sixth form opened and by 2013 the school will cater for a total of 1,150 students.
The Bridge Academy aims to be an outstanding school for students, staff and the local community. Its goal is to provide every student, whatever their background, with the best possible education and to develop in each student a life-long enthusiasm for learning.
The Bridge Academy is proud of its partnership with UBS, which is based on a shared ambition: to build a continuous programme that gives students, staff and UBS employees, superb opportunities to work and learn together, with the aim of having a positive impact on academic achievement, aspiration and personal development.