Teacher wins prestigious place on leadership legacy project

Liam Oliver
Liam Oliver

Maths teacher, Liam Oliver, from 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. Liam was nominated by Queen Katharine Academy’s Head of School, Lynn Mayes, for having already shown the potential to become an outstanding school leader.

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

Lynn Mayes said: “I am delighted for Liam. In the short time he has been teaching with us, he has shown great promise. His enthusiasm and passion for teaching is second to none, and he really cares about the success of our pupils.

“To have been accepted onto such a prestigious Leadership programme is a credit to him and to his work at Queen Katharine Academy. I look forward to seeing Liam continue to develop as a teacher and a leader at our school.”

Liam will be part of an impressive 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.