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QKA teacher wins prestigious place on SSAT Leadership Legacy Project


Natalie Sim, English teacher at Queen Katharine Academy, has been chosen as one of only 100 high-potential future leaders to be accepted onto the prestigious Leadership Legacy Project by SSAT, the Schools, Students and Teachers network.

Successful candidates on the project are all in their first two to four years of teaching. Natalie was nominated by Queen Katharine Academy’s Principal, Lynn Mayes, for having already shown the potential to become an outstanding school leader.

The project is a year-long scheme and has been set up to develop and support teachers like Natalie to obtain the knowledge and skills to become a future member of their school’s senior leadership team.

Lynn Mayes, Principal at Queen Katharine Academy, said: “We are very proud of Natalie. Over the years she has been teaching at QKA, she has been extremely enthusiastic and passionate about teaching, ensuring her students achieve the best of their abilities. She is the perfect candidate for this opportunity.

“For two years running now, QKA teachers have been offered a place on the SSAT Leadership Legacy Project, which reflects the high calibre of teaching we have here at the school. To have been accepted onto such a respected Leadership programme is a credit to Natalie and to her work at Queen Katharine Academy. We all look forward to seeing her continue to develop as a teacher and a leader at our school.”

Natalie will be part of an inspiring group of future education leaders from across the country, designated as SSAT Leadership Fellows. Leadership Fellows in the past have gone on to achieve increased leadership responsibilities at an early career stage.

The activities that the Fellows undertake will have an impact at classroom and whole school level and can bring additional benefits in terms of whole school performance.