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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...

Written by Andrew Thewell, 14th February 2022

Digital Skills in the Covid-endemic World – What have we learnt and what needs to change?

John Sibbald – specialist digital leader in education discusses! Something I have been championing over the past ten years has been the subject of digital skills for all.  In January...

Written by Andrew Thewell, 2nd February 2022

Trust and Academy Receive Positive Praise in latest Ofsted Report

Copley Academy has been given a boost after receiving a positive report in their latest inspection.  The School was inspected in December last year by a team from Ofsted. The...

Written by Andrew Thewell, 31st January 2022

Teacher Judges Teach Secondary Technology Awards

Curriculum lead for Computer Science Adrian Briggs switched the classroom for the boardroom as he deliberated over the latest educational app submissions as part of the Teach Secondary Awards.  Each...

Written by Andrew Thewell, 24th November 2021

Growing the Trusts Knowledge Networks to Improve School Performance

Numerous individuals from across the span of the education landscape have been brought together to help navigate the Trusts school improvement model. The model which aims to deliver bespoke school...

Written by Andrew Thewell, 22nd November 2021

BBC cameras visit Copley Academy

The BBC cameras visited Copley Academy today as part of their one o’clock and six o’clock news coverage.     BBC Education correspondent Elaine Dunkley was welcomed into the Stalybridge school...