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March 2018

  • Peter Jones Enterprise Academies 

    Published 16/03/18

    Greenwood Academies Trust forms an alliance with the "Peter Jones Enterprise"

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  • Dance Festivals 

    Published 14/03/18

    Regional Dance Festivals took place between the 28th February to 23rd of March 2018 at City of Peterborough Academy, Nottingham Girls' Acadmey, Weston Favell Academy, Kingswood Secondary Academy and Skegness Academy.


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  • Official Opening- Purple Oaks Academy 

    Published 13/03/18

    Introducing our 32nd Academy, Purple Oaks Academy. 

    Friday 9th March was the official opening date for the brand new Academy. With over 70 guests including the local MP, contractors, project managers, just to name a few, the opening was celebrated with the intention to continue the vision of the Trust. To inspire young people to reach and exceed their potential.

    Sarah Martin, principal of the Purple Oaks Academy said: “The official opening of the academy has been a great celebration of the fantastic new facilities we have at Purple Oaks Academy." 

    Log on to the Purples Oaks' website by following the link below to learn more about the official opening. 

    Purple Oaks

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  • The Big Assembly- National Apprenticeship ​​​​​​​Week 2018 

    Published 13/03/18

    The 2018 Big Assembly was held at the Nottingham Academy. During National Apprenticeship week and International Women’s Day the Big Assembly attracted over 25,000 people to tune in live and absorb the accumulated knowledge from companies such as the BBC to a variety of other apprenticeship organisations. 

    Within the Nottingham Academy itself, students from Year 10 and Sixth Form attended the assembly in person and were able to ask live questions. This was a great opportunity for the students to be exposed to an alternative to the popular university route. 

    The East Midlands Apprenticeship Ambassador Network, Workpays and GetMyFirstJob created this ground-breaking event, with support from The National Apprenticeship Service and a range of employers committed to Apprenticeships, including degree Apprenticeships.


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  • Stand for Equality 

    Published 07/03/18

    What better way to celebrate LGBT Month 2018 than to join The Stonewall Diversity Champions programme.

    The trust has taken the liberty to shed light on the historic month to celebrate wider equality in the workplace.

    What does this mean for the Trust?

    “Your Character Counts” are words that are synonymous with the Greenwood Academies Trust. A value that has been formed into an active strategy that runs not only through the students but staff members and even affiliations. Therefore we stand with pride to promote equality in the workplace to ensure people can be themselves in order to perform to their potential, a true embodiment of having “character”.

    Over the coming twelve months we will be working intensely with Stonewall to enhance the duties and obligations towards equalities and diversity. Each policy and practice that is currently being adopted will be reviewed and analysed under scrutiny. The trust will ensure a more focused approach is taken towards the progression and wellbeing of employees who declare as LGBTQ.

    With this program we aim to achieve a far more comprehensive network, unlocking the potential of all employees. Not only retaining current employees, but also attracting new talent.

    “The Stonewall Diversity Champions programme is an excellent framework for creating a workplace that enables LGBT staff to reach their full potential” – Professor Anthony Smith, Vice-Provost Education and Student Affairs, University College London

    “We are very excited to be working in partnership with Stonewall to celebrate diversity across our family of academies” - Wayne Norrie, CEO

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