SSAT LP Learning Centre

Our second cohort of Bonus Pastor Teachers were successfully accredited for the SSAT LP program during the 2017/2018 academic year.

Well done to:

Elena Patrick - English & Student Voice

Greg Landels - History

Anna Whittle - History

Manuela Arias Hoyos - MFL & Head of House

Michelle Stanislaus - Maths & Head of Year

Conor McAuliffe - English & Head of Year

We are also delivering the SSAT LP program to 2 of our partner Catholic secondary schools: St Michaels and St Ursulas and 3 of our Catholic feeder primaries: St William of York, Holy Trinity and Our Lady & St. Philip Neri.

 Our trainers will support and coach the applicants through the LP process.


In 2016-17 we engaged in the SSAT (Specialist Schools and Academies Trust) Lead Practitioner Accreditation programme.

The Lead Practitioner programme is made up of a framework of professional standards and a

process of accreditation that has been designed by the profession, for the profession. It recognises

the skills, experience and qualities of school staff at every level, serving to embed and extend

teaching and learning that impacts positively on learners.


The programme involved 10 members of staff across a range of departments across the school leading educational action research projects in the school and further afield.

We were very pleased to have the following members of staff accredited by the SSAT as Lead Practitioners. They have all recognised for the excellent Teaching and Learning projects they carried out and led throughout 2016-17.

Ms V Clarke- Head of Drama

Mr S Collins- Head of PE

Mr S Christodoulou- Head of Year/ Teacher of PE

Ms R Hill- Head of House/ Year 11 Mentor

Mr N Lawrence- Head of Geography

Ms L Mannings- Head of House/ Teacher of Maths

Ms A Medina- Teacher of Maths

Mrs R Sayce- Head of Year/ Teacher of Maths

Mr M Stevenson- Head of House/ Teacher of Science

Mr J Young- Second in Charge English


In 2017-18 Bonus Pastor became a Lead Practitioner Learning Centre and this year we are hosting and running Lead Practitioner training with schools across Lewisham and South East London where research is being carried out across a variety of schools and phases.

As a hub for the SSAT Lead Practitioner Accreditation we will continue to have a positive impact on Teaching and Learning through action research at Bonus Pastor and beyond.