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Written by GreatAcademies, 10th November 2022

Great Academies Podcast Launch

We are excited to announce an exciting new podcast series – Teach Tomorrow Today. In this series, we’ll get behind the personalities in global education. Hear from educators across early years,...

Written by Andrew Thewell, 27th September 2022


Silver Springs Primary Academy has been rated “Good” overall in its latest Ofsted inspection. Principal, Deborah Mason said she was “delighted” with the latest report, which follows a two-day visit...

Written by Andrew Thewell, 16th September 2022

Great Academies Launches Employee Benefits

Great Academies employees are now able to benefit from a range of initiatives that can support their work-life balance. All staff can access free health protection through Westfield Health, which...

Written by Andrew Thewell, 16th September 2022

Copley Academy Making Great Strides

Nestled at the foot of the pennies in Stalybridge is Copley Academy. A small and friendly secondary school with a first-class provision for its students and where support for the...

Written by Andrew Thewell, 16th September 2022

Principal Making Positive Change

Since the arrival of Principal David Waugh in January 2021, the school has been focused on transforming the life chances of the young people they serve. Great Academy Ashton believes...

Written by Andrew Thewell, 5th July 2022


The Pioneers Partnership school-centred initial teacher training (SCITT) has retained its Good grading by OFSTED. The report has now been released after inspectors visited the Pioneers Partnership training programme in...

Written by Andrew Thewell, 28th June 2022

Exciting £1.5 million investment plan for Great Schools

As the education sector begins to reflect on the Schools White Paper published by the department for education in May, which sets out ambitious plans to move schools into strong...

Written by Andrew Thewell, 27th April 2022

Trust invests in new and improved websites for its schools

Great Academies Education Trust has launched a new range of websites after investing in a major redesign project for its schools in Tameside and Rochdale. GAIN LINE, who delivers consulting...

Written by Andrew Thewell, 24th March 2022

New Strategic Plan for 2022 -2025 Launched

Great Academies Education Trust has launched its new strategic plan for 2022 – 2025. Developed with input from Trustees, Staff, and Members, the Trust’s new strategic plan brings forward five...

Written by Andrew Thewell, 14th March 2022

Academy Launches New Programme to Support Primary School Pupils

Great Academy Ashton has launched a new specialist pathway in Tameside for primary school pupils who have a keen interest in English, Science and Maths. Pupils who enjoy academic study...