Academies

North West and Yorkshire primary academies champion sustainability

North West primary academy trust Focus-Trust has reduced its overall energy costings by championing sustainability and joining schools across the UK in the Let’s Go Zero 2030 campaign. Let’s Go Zero is the national campaign uniting teachers, pupils, parents and their schools as they all work together to be zero …

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Ormiston Academies Trust empowers students to lead the way with nationwide elections

Ormiston Academies Trust’s (OAT) 33,000 students have been given the opportunity to have their voices heard and lead the way following nationwide student elections. The national student voice initiative was created to bring students from across the Trust’s 43 academies together to encourage them to use their voices to drive …

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Citizens UK and L.E.A.D. Academy Trust announce strategic partnership

L.E.A.D. Academy Trust and Citizens UK have announced a pioneering two-year partnership to develop a strong civic curriculum across the Trust using the tried and tested methodology of Community Organising. This pilot, involving primary schools from the Nottingham hub, will strengthen the Trust’s existing relationship with its local broad-based alliance, …

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LEO Academy Trust pupils get creative with Big Arts Week

Sutton-based LEO Academy Trust has launched its annual ‘LEO Big Arts Week’ which encourages pupils to get stuck into an exciting range of music, dance, art, drama and creative writing activities, in a celebration of arts and culture. LEO Academy Trust, which serves over 3,500 pupils across six primary schools …

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COVID-safe conference demonstrates future for school CPD

A multi academy trust has revealed more than 1,500 education professionals gathered online last month to share best practice, setting the stage for a transformation in how CPD can be delivered in the education sector. Wellspring Academy Trust held its annual Festival of Learning virtually, showcasing the future of trust-wide …

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Work to commence on new Discovery Academy in Sheffield

Work is set to begin on the new Discovery Academy in Sheffield, designed by HLM Architects working with construction specialists Tilbury Douglas Construction. The free special academy will cater for 80 special education needs (SEN) pupils and is being delivered via the Department for Education Framework on behalf of Sheffield …

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Thrybergh Academy and Foljambe Primary School officially join Wickersley Partnership Trust (WPT)

On 1st February 2021, Thrybergh Academy (pictured) and Foljambe Primary School officially became academies under Rotherham-based multi-academy trust, Wickersley Partnership Trust (WPT). Thrybergh Academy and Foljambe Primary School have joined 11 other schools – 7 primaries and 4 secondaries – under WPT’s umbrella. The vision for both of the schools …

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