Supporting a Free School through Pre-Opening Phase to a successful opening 2013
In autumn 2012 Plymouth School of Creative Arts (a 4-16 all through Free School) entered the pre-opening phase of its development. Martin Sweeney (Novatia Education Director) was appointed as Education Adviser, to work with and support the Trust in successfully completing all the educational tasks necessary to ensure the school opened on time in September 2013.
Martin worked throughout late 2012 and 2013 to write all the school's education and staffing policies, advised on all marketing and communications and worked with the Headteacher to plan a systematic and complementary curriculum, which had to enable all strands from reception to GCSE level to work in harmony and practically embrace and reflect the school's distinctive creative arts ethos and vision.
The work was praised by the Headteacher (see testimonial below) and Novatia have recently been re-engaged (Summer 2014) to continue our partnership with the school, to specifically plan Key Stage 4 systems, courses and pathways which the students will commence in September 2015.