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  • OCR Cambridge Nationals Qualifcation

    Published 24/09/18

    Greenwood Academies Trust announces its partnership with the OCR through the Cambridge Nationals Sport Science and Sports Studies qualification at the Kingswood Secondary Academy.

    Cambridge Nationals are full time vocational qualifications in a range of engaging subjects that are equivalent in size to GCSEs. They provide an excellent start for vocational study and enable progression to Level 3 vocational qualifications, such as Cambridge Technicals, A Levels and apprenticeships.

    Cambridge Nationals in Sport are targeted at 14-16 year olds in a school environment. They’re available as an Award and a Certificate, with the Certificate being the same size as a GCSE. They use both internal and external assessment and meets the DfE’s requirements for attainment tables and headline performance measures.

    The Cambridge Nationals in Sport Science offer learners the opportunity to study key areas of sport science including anatomy and physiology linked to fitness, health, injury and performance; the science of training and application of training principles, and psychology in sport and sports performance.

    Pupils from Kingswood Secondary Academy have taken a liking towards this qualification. Andrew Burton, Principal of Kingswood Secondary Academy went on to say “not only do the pupils love it, but they are successful at it”.

    Offering an academic qualification in P.E. opens doors for pupils who have a passion for sports as it provides a concrete route that could lead to Sport Science careers via A levels and University.

    We are aware that some pupils excel academically when compared to physical forms of education, which is why the OCR qualification stood out to the Trust as it encompasses a theoretical aspect to the course. As a result of the depth, the qualification has attracted a range of students, including those drawn to the academic elements of P.E such as Sports Psychology.

    The sports teachers at Kingswood Secondary Academy share a similar view to the pupils regarding the benefits of the Cambridge Nationals.  Matt Gamble, Head of P.E. & Sport stated that the “…qualification not only suited the pupils but also the workload of the teachers”.

    The Trust is proud to associate itself with the OCR, as we understand that this partnership can provide many more opportunities for our pupils as well as our staff members when it comes to development.

    For the full video and more information click  here 

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  • Stanground Academy welcome new principal

    Published 06/09/18

    Students and staff at Stanground Academy in Peterborough welcomed George Lewis as its new Principal.

    Mr Lewis brings a wealth of leadership experience and passion to his new role, having previously served as Vice-Principal for eight years at Bedford Academy, rated Good by Ofsted with Outstanding leadership and management.

    Stanground Academy, which is rated Good by Ofsted and is sponsored by Greenwood Academies Trust, also has two new Deputy Principals starting this term, Simon Jay and Kevin Ainslie.

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  • GCSE Results Overview

    Published 28/08/18

    Statement from the Chief Executive: 

    "Well done to the young people and staff at our secondary academies. We have seen some exceptional individual results for some very talented and dedicated students. I am delighted to see the improvement in GCSE results this year across the Trust. We have an incredibly talented team of people working in our academies who are supported by The Education Support Team; I am delighted that their hard work, commitment and talent is being rewarded with an considerable improvement in results across our Primary and Secondary academies this year. I look forward to the Trust continuing to improve results in 2019!" Wayne Norrie, Chief Executive 

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  • Stanground GCSE celebration

    Published 23/08/18

    Stanground Academy is celebrating the fantastic GCSE results of its students. There are more top grades than ever before and big improvements across English, Mathematics and Science.


    Yvonne Bowen, Chair of the Academy Advisory Council, added “I am very proud of the achievements of our students and wish them the very best of luck in their next steps, whether that is at Stanground Academy Sixth Form, starting an apprenticeship or studying somewhere else. They have all been really well supported by their teachers and deserve this rich success."

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  • Weston Favell Academy GCSE success

    Published 23/08/18

    Pupils at the Weston Favell Academy are celebrating after receiving another year of tremendous results in their GCSE or equivalent courses of study.

    “In the context of new, more challenging examinations at GCSE, we are delighted that our students have continued to achieve and the academy continues to improve.” Lorna Leventhal, Principal 

    Click here for more information on Weston Favell Academy's GCSE results .

     

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  • Skegness Academy celebrate best GCSE results in years

    Published 23/08/18

    “The students have worked diligently and have been supported by their respective families to reach the GCSE grades that they have. “In the short time that I have been here I have witnessed at first hand the dedication and commitment of the staff to improve the academy so that we can deliver the best result available for the children in our coastal community”. Gary Carlile, Principal

     

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  • Kingswood Secondary Academy GCSE success

    Published 23/08/18

    Kingswood Secondary Academy celebrates as GCSE results 2018 indicate an improvement in overall performance.

    Andy Burton, Prinicpal at Kingswood Secondary Academy had the following to say:

    "We are very pleased with the GCSE & vocational examination results which show a significant improvement compared to last year. Students have improved by more than a quarter of a grade on average across all their subjects."

    Click here for more information on Kingswood Secondary Academy's GCSE results 

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  • Record breaking GCSE results at Nottingham Girls' Academy

    Published 23/08/18

    The Trust is proud to announce Nottingham Girls' Academy have broken their GCSE results record.

    More than two thirds got above a grade four in English and Maths, equivalent to an old grade C, and 38 percent got a strong pass at grade five or above. 

    The Academy, which had more than 700 pupils on the roll last year, is also celebrating 44 percent of its pupils getting a grade four in English, Maths, Science, a Humanity and Modern Foreign Language.

    The unity and support amongst the girls within the Academy created an environment that was full of ambition, determination and courage. Kinga Cwiek is a testament to the unity and drive at Nottingham Girls Academy. As a polish immigrant who arrived in the UK two years ago, Kinga felt like she was given support by teachers and peers that allowed her to embrace herself, grow and learn. So much so that she attained "exceptional" results, like many other students who are proudly celebrating today.

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  • Studfall Infant Academy and Studfall Junior Academy join the Trust

    Published 01/06/18
    As of 1 June 2018, two new Academies have officially joined the Greenwood Academies Trust.

    Located in Corby - Northamptonshire, Studfall Infant Academy and Studfall Junior Academy hold around 500 pupils in each Academy educating pupils aged 3-11. The two Academies had a recent OFSTED inspection and continue to be recognised as “Good”. Greenwood Academies Trust now sponsor 34 Academies catering for approximately 17,000 pupils.

    Regarding the new Academies, Wayne Norrie, Chief Executive of Greenwood Academies Trust, said:

    “We are delighted that Studfall Infant Academy and Studfall Junior Academy have joined the Trust and they will help strengthen our presence educating 3-19 pupils in the Corby area. The pupils and staff will be able to work very closely with all our other academies across the Trust but also in the local area. They have superb, highly skilled and dedicated staff team and we are confident will be a huge asset to our group.”

    Kim Kirchin and Louise McGeachie, Principals of Studfall Infant Academy and Studfall Junior Academy said:

    “We are very excited to be joining the Greenwood Academies Trust. Both Studfall schools have already benefitted from working with their academies across Corby in the Trust already and we are really looking forward to continuing this great team work. Greenwood Academies Trust share our commitment to communities, families and children; together we will continue to offer a great education to the children of Corby. Exciting times ahead”

    Studfall Junior Academy Website

    Studfall Infant Academy Website

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  • Nottingham Academy joins Royal Wedding celebrations on BBC Breakfast

    Published 17/05/18

    The BBC interviewed students from Nottingham Academy to get their thoughts on the Royal Wedding which takes place on Saturday 19th May. Both Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attended Nottingham Academy in the fall of last year and left a positive effect on our students.

    Watch the BBC clip here:

    Nottingham Academy BBC Breakfast

     

     

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  • International Day Against Homophobia ​​​​​​​

    Published 17/05/18

    The 17th of May is the International Day Against Homophobia to raise awareness of the issues which are still faced by some members of the LGBTQ community across the world. Greenwood Academies Trust is proud to be working in partnership with StoneWall UK to ensure that our organisation is fully inclusive for all of our young people and staff. Over 130 countries are uniting today to highlight that there are still members of the LGBTQ community facing fear, intimidation and prejudice across the world today. GAT are proud to support the International Day Against Homophobia as we believe in equality for all, we encourage the GAT family to embrace the words: ‘Your Character Counts’ and ‘I am Unique’

    Stand with us today to help raise awareness on the need for acceptance for all. Join in the conversation on social media and spread the word by using the hashtag: #IDAHOBIT2018. You can also get involved by taking further action by following the link below:

    Click here to take action today    

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  • OFSTED UPDATES 2018

    Published 04/05/18

    Greenwood Academies Trust are delighted with the recent Ofsted outcomes in 2018

    Following back to back Ofsted inspections, all with very successful outcomes,  The Trust are extremely proud of all our staff and pupils and delighted that Ofsted have noticed the strengths within our academies. 

    Nethergate Academy - OUTSTANDING 

    Ofsted awarded Nethergate Academy with a glowing report – rating it as an Outstanding Academy, praising the Principal, TraceyYdlibi, for her strong vision and determination for continuous improvement of the Academy. The report highlighted that theAcademy worked well with its sponsor, Greenwood Academies Trust, since joining last year and their decision to join the Trust has further strengthened and secured school improvement.

    Click here for the latest OFSTED report

    Hazel Leys Academy - GOOD

    Hazel Leys have received an Ofsted rating of "Good" following a recent inspection. The report highlighted the on-going support from the Greenwood Academies Trust through “clear and thorough accountability systems” which has complimented the strategic planning by the Principal.

    Ofsted said outcomes for students has “improved rapidly” and that staff at Hazel Leys Academy demonstrate “strong subject knowledge”. Inspectors commended the academy for the work they are doing to help pupils look beyond their time at the academy, preparing pupils to become “positive citizens in modern Britain”.

    Click here for the latest OFSTED report 

    Mansfield Primary Academy - GOOD

    Ofsted inspectors have given the stamp of approval to Mansfield Primary Academy, rating it Good and in particular highlighting the “significant” progress pupils are making in English and mathematics, and the high quality of teaching. The Ofsted report said the Academy was well-placed to improve even further, praising the strong leadership across the Academy. The quality of teaching, use of assessment, and English and maths were all picked out as areas where there had been strong improvement. Inspectors said that the Principal, Mrs Atkinson, has, with the support of other senior leaders, “motivated, guided and challenged staff to improve the quality of teaching and the use of assessment.” Greenwood Academies Trust was also commended for its “detailed knowledge of the Academy”, and how it “challenges and supports the Academy effectively”.

    Click here for the latest OFSTED report

    Mablethorpe Primary Academy - GOOD 

    Mablethorpe Primary Academy are celebrating their recent ‘good’ rating by Ofsted.

    The report commended both Mablethorpe Primary Academy and its sponsor, Greenwood Academies Trust, for their determination to improve the quality of the Academy’s provision so that the pupils are securely ready for their next steps. Inspectors said that it was ‘very clear that pupils enjoy learning and want to do well’. Catherine Teale, Principal, was delighted with the overall result.

    Click here for the latest OFSTED report

    Bishop Creighton Academy - GOOD

    Bishop Creighton Academy is celebrating after receiving a glowing Ofsted report which has seen them go from rated as “Requires Improvement” to “Good” in all areas. This has come after three years of rapid improvement which began after the school’s conversion to an Academy and became part of Greenwood Academies Trust in 2015.

    Click here for the latest OFSTED report

    Ingoldmells Academy - GOOD

    Glowing Ofsted report confirms strength of Ingoldmells Academy. Inspectors noted how “Trust leaders have a clear understanding of the Academy’s priorities” and therefore provide “Academy leaders with significant support”. Furthermore, the enthusiasm of teachers to “improve their professional practice through training provided by the Trust” was also highlighted. The high-quality education is also reflected through feedback from parents, collected via Ofsted’s Parent View portal, which stated that “the Academy has wonderful teachers who nurture children’s needs based on their requirements”. Priding itself on providing a well-rounded education to its pupils, the Academy and the Trust were pleased to see that Ofsted also recognised how they offer “memorable experiences beyond the classroom” such as the wide range of extra-curricular opportunities.

    Click here for the latest OFSTED report

    Skegness Junior Academy - GOOD 

    Skegness Junior Academy received a glowing Ofsted report today, with inspectors praising the work of the Academy, its Principal, Darren Price, and its sponsor, Greenwood Academies Trust. The report confirms the Academy’s Ofsted rating remains Good. The report highlighted the “good quality of education” and “innovative approach” of the Academy, with inspectors noting the school’s“effective systems” and the dedication and vision of its leadership. The support and guidance of Greenwood Academies Trust was cited as “instrumental”, particularly in the areas of staff development to support the continued success of the Academy. The report also stated that pupils with special educational needs or disabilities receive the specialist support they require.

    Click here for the latest OFSTED report

    Danesholme Junior Academy - GOOD

    Danesholme Junior Academy are delighted with the outcome of their recent Ofsted inspection. After two days of rigorous inspection, which included lots of time spent in lessons, meetings with school leaders and consultation with pupils, parents and staff - inspectors concluded that Danesholme Junior Academy is a GOOD school.  Judgments of the academy were good across all areas.

    The report states:  The principal has an accurate and detailed understanding of the strengths and areas for development in the school. She uses this knowledge to plan future improvements methodically. The quality of teaching is good overall. Teachers use their strong subject knowledge and plan lessons that build systematically on pupils’ previous learning.

    The school provides a wide range of opportunities for pupils to learn about being responsible and aspirational citizens. The school is sponsored by Greenwood Academies Trust (‘the trust’), which has provided effective governance, challenge and support to improve the quality of leadership and teaching since the school joined the trust.

    Click here for the latest OFSTED report 

    Rushden Primary Academy

    Rushden Primary Academy are delighted about the result of their first Ofsted inspection that rated the Academy as "Good". The brand new Academy was opened in September 2015. Inspectors recognise the support from the Trust in conjunction with the forward planning by the teachers, creating an environment where pupils are "overwhelmingly positive" about their education. The report highlights that the pupils benefit from a well-organised and well thought-out curriculum, which is rich in opportunities for pupils to learn and explore.

    Liza Davies, Principal of Rushden Primary Academy, said:

    I am delighted that the fantastic efforts of all our brilliant pupils and staff have been recognised by Ofsted. Our academy prides itself on the quality of education we provide to our pupils to ensure they have the best possible start to their education."

    Click here for the latest OFSTED report 

    Queensmead Primary Academy

    Queensmead Primary Academy celebrates as it receives a glowing Ofsted report. Following on from the Academy's first Ofsted report in 2014, Queensmead Academy continues to be "Good" in all areas. Ofsted recognizes the input from Greenwood Academies Trust, as they provide "effective support" to the Academy and is "committed to ensuring pupils receive an inspirational education" 

    An emphasis has been placed on the development of pupils, including their spiritual, moral, social, cultural and personal education. Combined, this encourages them to be thoughtful and proud citizens of the world.

    Liz Latham, Principal of Queensmead Primary Academy, said: “We are delighted to have received a ‘Good’ rating from Ofsted, which reflects the hard work and dedication of our pupils and staff. I would like to thank our staff, pupils and parents for the parts they have played - this has been a real team effort." 

    Click here for the latest OFSTED report 

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