Specialist College Status
Wade Deacon High School was awarded Specialist Technology College status in 2000, re-designated with a second specialism in Mathematics and Computing in 2005, and again with a third specialism as a Training School in 2009. This status has been achieved because of our quest to continually improve the quality of teaching and learning for the benefit of all pupils. We have made a commitment to not only raise standards in the designated areas of science, computing, mathematics and technology, but to all areas of the curriculum available to pupils.
The increasing use of Information and Communication Technology has been a key factor in the recent developments of the school. Pupils and staff work side-by-side with the latest technological developments to enhance further the quality of our teaching and learning. We help pupils to develop real life solutions to real life problems, using industry-standard equipment to achieve their goals.
As a major contributor to the concept of lifelong learning, we are a school that makes a difference within our community. We achieve this by engaging in collaborative projects with our community partners and sharing our resources with them.
As a centre of excellence for training, Wade Deacon provides a venue for high quality professional development, providing a balance of training programmes that are personalised, relevant and contribute to teaching and learning for all staff. Awarding the Training School specialism, the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) praised the school’s “established record of innovation” and strong links with teacher training colleges.