Staff at Albany Academy have been recognised for their commitment to supporting STEM. Science, technology, engineering and maths are undergoing a renaissance in schools and universities across the UK and the STEM Ambassadors organisation aims to increase take up of STEM subjects in colleges and improve student engagement in schools.
Albany Academy has been recognised for their level of performance and has joined Leading Edge, a national network of exclusively high-performing secondary and special schools. Leading Edge supports schools working in partnership to raise achievement, develop innovative practice and share practical strategies within and beyond the network.
At the end of this summer Albany Academy staff and students said farewell to two of the longest serving members of staff who retired after teaching at Albany for a total of 70 years between them. Mr Martin Peacock and Mrs Susan Lillie, who taught PE and RE respectively, both worked at the top Chorley school since the early 1980s.
Albany Academy Students gained gold for the second year in a row, beating teams from some of the top local secondary schools in an Olympics with a twist. The Physics Olympics, which is now in its third year, is organised by Albany Academy in partnership with the Ogden trust and brought together students from local high schools to compete in a series of physics based challenges.