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  • Proposal to expand the SEND provision at the Nethergate Academy, Clifton, Nottingham

    Published 07/06/19

    Nethergate Academy are consulting on a proposal to expand the Special Education Needs and Disability (SEND) provision.

    Please find attached further details about the proposal and details of how to respond.

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  • Outcome of consultation on proposed changes at Nottingham Academy, Ransom Road Campus

    Published 04/06/19

    Following the approval of the proposal to de-merge the Nottingham Academy into two separate academies for September 2020, a consultation exercise took place to propose a number of changes for the Ransom Road Campus.

    The report attached confirms the outcome of the consultation and states the changes that will be implemented.

    These changes will only come into effect for the Ransom Road Campus and will not impact on the Greenwood Road and Sneinton Boulevard Campuses.

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  • GAT Loving Reading Festival Month

    Published 28/05/19

    All KS1 pupils across the Trust will be taking part in the “Love Reading” festival, taking place from the 10th of June until the 5th of July 2019.

    The festival aims to:

    • Promote the love of reading.
    • Inspire the love of reading through creating exciting reading corners and role play areas.
    • Raise the profile of contemporary and exciting authors with pupils.
    • Motivate pupils to read more for pleasure.
    • Make time for shared class stories in the school day.

    As part of the festival, pupils will be getting involved with a number of activities, including Reading Challenges, which will change each week with a range of 10 activities to complete at home and school. Children will be awarded a gold, silver or bronze certificate each week for the level of completion. There shall be a Pokémon, Disney, Superheroes and Favourite Characters theme over each of the four weeks.

    Each Academy will be receiving books from new or contemporary authors as well as up to date storytellers. The classes in each school will be given a book to share and will be encouraged to read a new book each as a class story time.

    One of the festival’s activities has already taken off before the official start date; the “Get Caught Reading!” competition encourages pupils to be photographed while reading in unusual places; weekly winners will be award prizes. We cannot wait to see all the entries!

    To keep up with festival updates, make sure to search for the #GATlovingreading hashtag on  Twitter!

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  • Greenwood Academies Trust celebrates success with top ranking in primary schools table

    Published 24/05/19

    Pupils and staff at Greenwood Academies Trust are celebrating after the Trust was ranked top in a table based on Ofsted performance.

    Greenwood Academies Trust supports 24 primary academies, all of which have been judged Good or Outstanding by Ofsted. Meeting the three-year requirement of being sponsored by the Trust, 18 of these academies have ranked top in a table of multi-academy trust primary academies - more than all Trusts which have 100% of their primary schools rated at least Good. The table was compiled by FFT Education Datalab.

    The results reflect Greenwood Academies Trust’s continued success and commitment to providing the very best education opportunities for pupils across the East Midlands.

    Greenwood Academies Trust has a strong record of improving the educational outcomes for some of the most economically deprived areas of the country, with many of the primary academies rated Inadequate before joining the Trust.

    Examples of strong Ofsted reports recently achieved by Greenwood primaries include Green Oaks Primary Academy, in Northampton, which has transformed from Inadequate to Good; Bishop Creighton Academy, in Peterborough, which has improved from Requires Improvement to Good; and Nethergate Academy, in Nottingham, which is now rated Outstanding.

    Emma Hadley, Education Director of Greenwood Academies Trust said:

    “We are absolutely thrilled that the hard work and excellence of our staff and pupils has been recognised in this way. To have all our primary academies judged as Good or Outstanding is a great achievement and I couldn’t be prouder of progress we have made as a team to best support our pupils and help them reach their full potential.”

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

    “I am delighted to see Greenwood Academies Trust recognised as a leader in primary education. As a Trust, we work incredibly hard to ensure we provide the best opportunities and we will continue to work tirelessly to support and improve the life changes of the pupils we serve.”

    The full report, by FFT Education Datalab, can be found here.

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  • Nottingham Academy proposed de-merger update

    Published 04/04/19
    The Regional Schools Commissioner (RSC) has approved the Trust’s proposal to de-merge the Nottingham Academy into two separate academies from September 2020. This means that after reviewing the consultation responses, the Trust Board have ag
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  • National Apprenticeship Week 2019

    Published 27/02/19

    Ever wondered what a day in the life of one of our apprentices looks like?

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  • Nottingham Academy de-merger

    Published 25/02/19

    Update following consultation

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  • National Obesity Awareness Week

    Published 15/01/19

    Statistics show that in England, 28% of children aged between 2 and 15 are estimated to be overweight or obese. Therefore it is crucial we pay attention to the levels of activity and quality of the foods we consume. Click on the attachment below for our tips on healthy eating 

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  • Nottingham Academy De-merger update: Consultation ends 21/12/18 5pm

    Published 21/12/18

    Thank you to everyone who has shared their views about the proposal to de-merge Nottingham Academy. The consultation ends at 5pm today so if you wish to provide your views please email

    We held two consultation meetings on 6 December and the views raised from the meetings and emails received will be collated and reported back to the Trust Board for them to review and form their decisions on whether to proceed with this proposed change. If the Trust Board decides to proceed with the proposal following this review, the decision will then be subject to final approval by the Secretary of State for Education.

    Updates will be posted on the Greenwood Academies Trust and Nottingham Academy websites.

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  • Greenwood Academies Trust go blue for Antibullying Week

    Published 14/12/18

    Greenwood Academies Trust partnered with Bullying UK in November to raise funds by wearing blue for Blue Day to stand against bullying.

    For more insight click here 

    To find out more about how you can play a role click here "

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  • An update on the proposal to de-merge Nottingham Academy

    Published 04/12/18

    Thank you all for sharing your views about the proposal to de-merge Nottingham Academy, as we are now at the half-way point of the consultation I thought I would take this opportunity to share with you a summary of the comments we have received to date:

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  • Industry and Education to work together to improve opportunities for students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities ​​​​​​​

    Published 15/11/18

    Greenwood Academies Trust have partnered up with Talentino alongside other well-known employers such as Microsoft, The National Grid and The Co-Op Group to support a brand new initiative known as “Campaign 2”. “Campaign 2” aims to provide work experience opportunities for all young people including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). The campaign aims to amplify the role that employers take in Special Schools as part of students’ early career development resulting in more jobs and training opportunities for school leavers.

    Jenny Connick, Founder of Talentino, said:

    “We know that across the country 65 per cent of adults with learning difficulties want to work, but only 6 per cent have a paid job, meaning there is a gap between the motivation of young people with SEND and what is actually available for them to build a successful career.

    “I am delighted that Campaign 2 has been launched today to not only raise awareness of the lack of work and training opportunities for students with SEND, but also attempt to provide a solution to bridge this gap. I would like to thank those employers who are already working with us on this campaign, including The Co-op, The National Grid and of course one of our major partners, Greenwood Academies Trust.”

    Wayne Norrie, CEO of Greenwood Academies Trust, said:

    “I am thrilled that Greenwood Academies Trust is part of Campaign 2. The message behind the campaign is one that is close to our hearts. As a Trust with a Special School in the vast majority of areas in which we operate, we know how important it is to provide opportunities for our students to reach their full potential. People are a country’s greatest resource, and young people with SEND have some amazing talent to offer. This campaign aims to make sure that companies can play a much-needed role in helping Special Schools to give these young people the best possible start in life, irrespective of their needs.

    “We’re excited to see how this develops and we pledge our support to Talentino throughout the entire journey.”

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