Meet our Headteacher

Welcome to E-ACT North Birmingham Academy (NBA)


I am delighted to welcome you to our Academy and I want to thank you for visiting our website. NBA is a vibrant and exciting place to be for both staff and students, and I hope our website and social media pages give you a sense of what it means to be a part of our community.

As Headteacher, I have a passion for inspiring learning and a vision to deliver ‘a first-class education to all students, so that they make outstanding progress and get the chances in life they deserve.’

We are very proud of our students’ achievements and we celebrate all forms of successes. We reward students for making progress, having excellent attendance and going above and beyond our high expectations. I make no apologies for our relentless focus on having the highest standards in all aspects of Academy life and we expect the very best from all staff and students at all times.

Our ethos is summarised through our mantra: ‘Opening minds, Opening doors’. Put simply, this means that we have an achievement-focussed culture where we do not put a ceiling on what our students can accomplish. This philosophy really matters. We understand that academic results open doors for our young people and provide the opportunities for them to shape their lives. We aim to be consistent in our approach to everything we do, never compromising on our high expectations so that all our students, no matter what their starting point or circumstance, thrive and achieve their absolute best. At NBA, we aim to make success achievable and inevitable.

Our dedicated and enthusiastic staff are committed to providing every young person at NBA with the very best start in life and education. We are driven by the core values: ‘Thinking Big’, ‘Doing the Right Thing’ and ‘Showing Team Spirit’, which are a central part of every students’ learning experience and the culture of NBA.

Finally, I recognise there is no substitute for seeing the school for yourself, chatting to our amazing students and staff and feeling the ‘buzz’ of the atmosphere in the corridors and classrooms. However, I do hope the website and our Twitter page @NBAcademy will give you a flavour of what we are all about and the many opportunities available here.

If you would like a tour of the Academy or to come and see what we do, please feel free to get in touch.


Robert McGinty


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