City heads to lead national project

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Two Sheffield headteachers have been chosen to help spearhead a national programme designed to boost achievement levels for disadvantaged children.

Wendy Wheldon, head at Greengate Lane Primary, and Susie Arnold, head at Hucklow Primary, have been appointed Achievement for All Head Teacher Ambassadors.

Wendy and Susie are among just 18 new ambassadors chosen by the Achievement for All 3As charity, which runs the project.

All the ambassadors have significant experience of running the programme in their own schools, focusing on reading, writing and maths, and their role will be to share their knowledge with other schools.

Professor Sonia Blandford, founder and chief executive of the charity, said: “Wendy has been a fantastic supporter of the programme. She has hosted events for other schools as well as providing coaches to help other schools develop new approaches to supporting pupils under the programme.

“Susie too is an excellent advocate. By sharing her expertise she has encouraged other schools into the programme and she continues to support them in her work as an Achievement for All coach.”

Wendy said: “I am proud to receive this acknowledgement of the work the school has done. The programme has been central to the amazing school improvement which has taken place at Greengate Lane over the past four years.”