Andrew Sharp

Headteacher, Pear Tree Primary School

Paper is Not Good Enough. To Improve Parental Engagement Rates, We Can’t Just Do What We’ve Always Done

Andrew Sharp

Headteacher, Pear Tree Primary School

14.45 – 15.15

What does 83% EAL, 33 languages and high Pupil Premium, plus a high pupil turnaround bring to the teaching experience? What difference can teachers make to the children during the short time that they spend at their school?

In this speaking slot Andrew Sharp, Headteacher at Pear Tree Junior school will give us a glimpse into how his school creates a rich learning environment and how the improvements they have made to parental engagement have increased attainment scores by 30%.

Andrew’s biog:

Andrew Sharp has worked in education for over 20 years and is currently Headteacher at Pear Tree Junior school in Derby. Andrew has transformed education at the school since joining in September 2017. When he arrived at the school, it was rated ‘Inadequate’ by Ofsted. Today, the school’s SAT scores are now approaching national expectations, parental engagement and attainment have risen by 35%, and the school is well on the way to being a ‘Good’ school. Andrew is also a Local Leader of Education and is passionate about using EdTech and outdoor learning to create a rich learning environment for the wonderful pupils at their school.

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