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  • Free School Meals - Studfall Junior Academy on BBC News

    Published 18/06/21

    The Studfall Junior Academy on BBC News 17.06.2021 talking about Pupil Premium & Free School Meals.


    Please find the BBC Radio 4 version of the news segment below.

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  • Consultation to change the time of the school day at Danesholme Junior Academy

    Published 15/06/21

    Following the consultation and a review of the responses, the Trust has agreed for Danesholme Junior Academy to change the time of the school day. All stakeholders will be informed. For further information, please find a copy of the consultation report below.

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  • A Beach Clean A Day For The Month Of May - Mablethorpe Primary Academy

    Published 20/05/21

    Click below to listen to Mablethorpe Primary Academy's Lydia and her mom Angela on BBC Radio Lincolnshire, highlighting her beach clean fundraiser for a new trim trail.

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  • Skegness Academy on Sky News: Headteachers call for school funding to match rise in child poverty

    Published 17/05/21

    13th of May 2021, Skegness academy on the Sky News.

    “Schools are asking for extra help as research suggests a sharp rise in young families falling into poverty due to the pandemic.”

     

     

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  • Update on the proposal to change the age range at the Kingswood Primary Academy​​​​​​​

    Published 14/05/21

    Following a consultation regarding a change to the age range at the Kingswood Primary Academy, the Trust will submit a significant change fast track proposal to the Department for Education (DfE), which will require approval by the Secretary of State for Education.

    For further information, please see the letter and report below.

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  • BBC Radio Lincs: Prom at the Skegness Academy

    Published 10/05/21

    Please, click on the audio files below for clips from a BBC Radio Lincs interview about prom, with Sammie Burgin (Childcare Teacher), Lauren Tyler (Careers Leader) and Abbie (Head Girl) from the Skegness Academy.

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  • Proposal to change the timings of the school day at Danesholme Junior Academy

    Published 04/05/21

    Danesholme Junior Academy is consulting on a proposal to change the end of the school day from a 3:30pm finish to a 3:15pm finish, from 1st September 2021. It is proposed to start the school day at 8:50am, rather than 9:00am.

    For further details on the consultation, please see the letter below.

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  • Proposal to change the age range at Kingswood Primary Academy

    Published 12/04/21

    Kingswood Primary Academy, sponsored by Greenwood Academies Trust, in Northampton is consulting on a proposal to change the age range of The Kingswood Primary Academy from 3-11 years to 4-11 years, which will mean removing the provision of Nursery at the Academy as of 1 September 2021.

    For further details on the consultation and how to respond, please see the letter below.

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  • Food programme 8 week update

    Published 12/04/21

     

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  • Inclusion award for the City of Peterborough Academy

    Published 16/03/21

    Staff and pupils at a Peterborough Academy are celebrating after being named a Flagship School by the Inclusion Quality Mark (IQM).

    The IQM is a nationally recognised framework designed to guide schools to become educationally inclusive. Inclusive schools are institutions where every young person matters and there are equal opportunities for all pupils regardless of their age, gender, ethnicity, attainment or background.

    This comes after the Academy was shortlisted for Most Inclusive School at the National SEND Awards last summer.

    The Academy became an IQM Inclusive School and an IQM Centre of Excellence in 2018. Since then, the Academy has continued to develop its provisions and services and is now recognised as a Flagship School, one of only 155 in the country.

    Ben Pearce, Principal of City of Peterborough Academy, said:

    "We are passionate about making sure all our pupils, no matter their circumstances, have the same start in life and have access to everything they need to enter the world as confident and capable young people.

    “Inclusivity has been and remains a focus for us at City of Peterborough Academy and being awarded the status as a Flagship School by the Inclusion Quality Mark is a wonderful accomplishment and testament to the hard work of our pupils and staff. I believe we are doing important work to not only improve behaviour in the classroom but build self-esteem and confidence in our pupils so that they know they can go on to fulfil their potential.”

    Wayne Norrie, Chief Executive of Greenwood Academies Trust, said:

    “I am incredibly proud of the pupils and staff at City of Peterborough Academy. This is a great achievement, and it is so rewarding to see their hard work and commitment to fostering an inclusive learning environment recognised in this way.

    “Under the excellent leadership of Principal, Ben Pearce, the Academy has gone from strength to strength with a real passion for and belief in inclusivity permeating through the Academy. Only highly accomplished schools are awarded Flagship School status, so this serves as affirmation and a true mark of excellence for our pupils and staff.”

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  • Todd Johnson, Principal at the Skegness Academy on BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Published 15/03/21

    Listen to the Skegness Academy’s principal Todd Johnson on BBC Radio Lincolnshire (12.03.2021), speaking about how the first week of wider school openings has gone.

     

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  • OCR’s Cambridge Nationals redeveloped suite launch event with Tom Campbell & Jamie Kilner

    Published 15/03/21

    Last week Tom Campbell (GAT Chief Education Officer) and Jamie Kilner (GAT Senior Education Advisor, Director of Vocational Curriculum) joined the OCR Launch event to discuss the importance of vocational skills, how they impact social mobility and future careers plus how vocational qualifications enhance the curriculum.

    The full launch event video can be viewed below and the segment including Tom Cambell and Jamie Kilner starts at about 39:00.

     

    “…as a Trust we place tremendous value on vocational subjects in the curriculum, and we see Cambridge Nationals as an essential tool in our overall careers and employability strategy. We strongly believe pupils should study a range of qualifications and learn in a range of styles to support not only their academic development but also their personal and social development.

    Our learners have enjoyed studying the Cambridge Nationals in a range of different subjects; they’ve enjoyed the opportunity to apply learning to the work environment, they’ve responded positively to the range of challenges set out in the assignment briefs and they felt secure in the assessment process having real clarity on expectations and great descriptors.

    Our teachers have enjoyed teaching the Cambridge Nationals and the materials are well planned, clear and accessible…”Tom Campbell

     

    Our experience of the Cambridge Nationals and the support that we’ve had from OCR has been nothing short of outstanding. The Cambridge Nationals offer a suite of qualifications across a vast array of different subjects. Everything from engineering to health and social care, from sports science to child development […], and all of the qualifications are well resourced, are supported by an effective moderation process and all of the qualifications that we’ve looked at really meet the needs of our learners. We’re really, really happy with the vocational pathway […].

    We’ve found that there’s a qualification out there for all learners and the pathway that students can engage upon is really bespoke to them, but also we’ve been able to develop specialisms across our Trust in some of these vocational qualifications, which ultimately raises achievement, raises outcomes, raises confidence of students, reduces teacher workload and creates that real synergy between learning, progress and attainment.” – Jamie Kilner

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