Headteacher - Bourton Meadow Academy
Amanda Taylor-Hopkins is currently the Principal of Bourton Meadow Academy in Buckingham and the CEO of Bourton Meadow Education Trust. The Trust currently supports two other Academies in addition to BMA.
BMA is a large three form entry school with 658 children. In addition to the school BMA is also an accredited teaching training provider and train 60 graduates each year. The Academy and the Teacher Training School are rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted. BMA was last inspected in June 2013.
Amanda is currently a member of the Ofsted reference group and meets on a termly basis with HMCI to review policy and the current Ofsted framework.
Prior to her appointment in Buckinghamshire, Amanda was Headteacher in Lancashire. Throughout her career she has been fortunate to work alongside a number of Local Authorities providing school improvement advice and support for schools, causing concern. She is passionate about ensuring that every child has the best possible education. She is experienced in working alongside other schools and school leaders to help improve their practice and outcomes.
BMA is a strategic partner for The Denbigh Teaching School Alliance. The Alliance has expertise in all phases of education from 3 - 19 years and includes early years settings, grammar, secondary, faith and special schools. The Alliance provides access to a wide range of SLEs.
BMA provides pupils with an exciting creative curriculum. The whole staff team are committed to providing a school to school support model to enhance the quality of teaching and learning in all schools.
CPD training courses provided by BMA can be personalised to suit individual schools needs and are able to provide the Outstanding and Improving Teacher course. We have an excellent track record of moving teaching and learning from satisfactory to good or better.