National Support School
Epsom and Ewell High School was designated in March 2014 as a ‘National Support School’ by the National College of School Leadership. This designation is in recognition of our previous Ofsted inspection results, the work that we are doing in leading the Bourne Education Trust (our multi-academy trust consisting of 7 schools) and our strong record in successfully providing school-to-school support to others that have needed our help.
In all cases this support has had a positive impact on pupil outcomes. Our skilled and experienced staff offer support to a range of schools developing teaching and learning and leadership both locally and nationally. Whilst National Support Schools are designated to support schools in challenging circumstances, other ongoing support is available for any school who wishes to seek high quality teaching and learning support from outstanding teachers and school leaders at all levels.
In November 2014, the school was appointed as one of the Department of Education's designated experts in the spending and application of pupil premium funding. We offer independent expert reviews of a schools' pupil premium strategy.
Our Head Teacher, Alex Russell, is a National Leader of Education and an accredited professional partner to new headteachers. He is also a co-founder of Teach England, a training provider for overseas trained teachers looking to work in the English system.
We also have four specialist leaders of education in art, mathematics, initial teacher training and closing the gap (between different groups of learners).