The Priory Academy LSST has 3 specialisms - Science, Technology and Teaching School status
This we value highly and ensure that we support our students through the academy fully as well as the local and wider community within the scope of science education.
Technology, ICT and Mathematics are the 3 areas of our curriculum that are monitored by the Specialist Schools Trust, in addition to the School's GCSE A*-C pass rates. Also important in being awarded this prestigious status, is the School's involvement with the community. Integral to this is our Cisco and Microsoft Academy status which has allowed us to provide professional IT qualifications for students, staff.
As a Teaching School, our staff are enriched by many exciting opportunities including ‘Maximising Performance’. This programme aims to help our teachers develop their professional capital, enabling them to make judgements with greater impact.
The Priory Academy LSST has been a Teaching School since 2012. The Teaching Alliance, known as Lincolnshire Teaching School Alliance (LTSA), works in a collaborative manner with other secondary schools across Lincolnshire. Its function is to support the development of teaching and leadership within schools. As such, its main areas of focus are: Initial Teacher Training (ITT), Continuous Professional Development (CPD) for Teachers and Leadership Development. Strategies are focused on improving student outcomes through investing in teachers and leaders to become more effective in their roles. More information can be found on the website: https://www.lincolnshiretsa.co.uk/
The Teaching School became a School-Centred Initial Teacher Training Provider (SCITT) 3 years ago, and works alongside other Teaching Schools in Lincolnshire to train primary and secondary teachers - https://www.lincolnshiretsa.co.uk/scitt. This is a core role of the Teaching School and we train around 80 new teachers annually in partnership with The University of Lincoln.
LTSA is part of a wider school improvement landscape for Lincolnshire, and it works as part of Lincolnshire Teaching Schools Together (LTT). Partnerships are numerous for LTSA, however, key strategic partners include Lincolnshire County Council and the Lincoln Anglican Diocese