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August 2019

  • A new academy joins the Greenwood Academies Trust on 1 September 2019

    Published 29/08/19

    Seathorne Primary Academy (formerly The Skegness Seathorne Primary School) in Skegness, Lincolnshire, joins the Greenwood Academies Trust on 1 September 2019. Since September 2018, the Leadership Team of the Trust has been working alongside the school to provide strategic support for teaching and learning.

    With Seathorne Primary Academy joining the Trust, this now takes the number of academies sponsored by the Trust to 35, with 7 academies specifically in Lincholnshire, educating over 17,000 pupils. The Academy caters for pupils from 3-11.

    From 1 September 2019, the Academy will also have a new Principal, Mrs Kris Radford, to lead the Academy.

    Kris has lived and worked in Lincolnshire for over 20 years, nearly 11 of which in recent years, she has been as Headteacher of a primary school in South Kesteven, followed by one year working with an Academy Leadership Team in Peterborough within the Trust.

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

    I am delighted that Seathorne Primary Academy has joined the Trust and really pleased to have attracted a great new Principal to lead the academy. Mrs K Radford will be an excellent leader for this new academy joining the Trust”.

    Mrs Kris Radford, Principal of Seathorne Primary Academy, said:

    I had always intended to return to Lincolnshire and I couldn’t have found a better place for that than Seathorne Primary Academy. I can see that the team have worked extremely hard this year to ensure the pupils were able to make the best of their time in school and there are already great things planned for their learning from September. The pupils themselves have been a pleasure to meet and I look forward to getting to the know them all in the coming months”.

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  • Greenwood Academies Trust celebrates A Level success

    Published 16/08/19

    Greenwood Academies Trust has celebrated A Level success across their 6 Sixth Form Academies – Kingswood Secondary Academy, Nottingham Academy, Nottingham Girls’ Academy, Stanground Academy, Weston Favell Academy and Skegness Academy.

    We are incredibly proud of the excellent results, which include:

    • Kingswood Secondary Academy, which achieved record numbers of A* and Distinction* grades.
    • Stanground Academy, which has shown strong improvements in academic qualifications.
    • Skegness Academy, where all pupils who have applied for a university place have achieved the grades necessary to do so.
    • Nottingham Girls’ Academy, which has been praised by Schools Minister, Lord Agnew, for its exceptional A Level results.
    • Weston Favell Academy, where the majority of pupils who have applied to university have achieved the grades necessary to do so - with many being accepted to Russell Group Universities.
    • Nottingham Academy, which has seen overall improvements across the Academy, with an increase in the number of pupils obtaining both traditional A Levels and vocational qualifications.

    Wayne Norrie, CEO of Greenwood Academies Trust, said:

    “I am incredibly proud of the pupils and staff across the Trust and share in their excitement for these great results. As a Trust, we are committed to providing the highest quality teaching and curriculum for our pupils, and these results demonstrate the positive impact we are making in Key Stage 5 as we have previously shown to in Key Stage 4."

    “I would also like to extend my congratulations and thanks to our pupils, parents, and staff who share in this success. I look forward to seeing our pupils thrive in their ongoing education and wish them all the best for their future endeavours.”

    Schools Minister, Lord Agnew said:

    “Congratulations to all the pupils and staff at Nottingham Girls’ Academy, and the wider team at Greenwood Academies Trust, on reaching the culmination of so much hard work. A Level results day marks the moment so many young people will make choices that can shape the rest of their lives, so whatever path they choose, every pupil at Nottingham Girls’ Academy should do so full of confidence.”

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