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  • Howden joins the Trust

    Published 04/09/18

    'We are delighted to welcome Howden School to the Trust with effect from 1st September 2018. The school and the Trust have enjoyed a long and successful partnership over recent years and as a 'Good' school they add to our capacity to engage in effective School Improvement which in turn ensures that all learners have access to high quality educational experiences in all academies.' Dave McCready, CEO

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  • Hessle GCSE highlights

    Published 24/08/18
    •  99.1% overall pass rate in new, more rigorous 9-1 GCSEs
    • 61% of all grades in new 9-1 GCSEs were Grade 5 or higher
    • 76% of all grades in new 9-1 GCSEs were Grade 4 or higher
    • One in five grades in new 9-1 GCSEs were Grade 7 or higher
    • 36 new Grade 9s achieved
    • Three students achieved five or more new Grade 9s
    • Overall BASICS (4+ in Eng/Ma) was 70% and BASICS (5+ in Eng/Ma) was 50%
    • Outstanding results were recorded by Computer Science (80% Grade 4 or above); History (83%); Photography (88%); German (89%); French (100%); PE (85%); Business (87%); Textiles (82%)
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  • Record GCSE results at Cottingham

    Published 24/08/18

    We are delighted to report that the GCSE class of 2018 have maintained the trend of improving GCSE results witnessed over recent years. In terms of basics (English and Maths), 71% of our students achieved grades 9-4, 48% achieved grades 9-5 and 10% achieved grades 9-7. The overall P8 score is very impressively positive, sustaining the upwards trajectory of the school’s outcomes. As always, there were some stellar individual student performances and some exceptional outcomes in individual subject areas.

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  • Wolfreton GCSE celebrations

    Published 23/08/18

    Congratulations to our students who are celebrating GCSE success this morning. Headteacher Susanne Kukuc said ‘At Wolfreton we are delighted to be celebrating together once again.  As a school we have seen some excellent results both individually and for department teams.  Following a time of significant change and uncertainty nationally, we are incredibly proud of what has been achieved by our students and staff who have worked so hard and so well together to achieve these successes.  The school has seen improvements in many measures and students have been celebrating too, achieving the top grades and also important personal milestones.  We are incredibly proud of everyone.'

    Headlines figures include:

    • 75% achieved Basics (9 – 4 English and maths)
    • 86% achieved 9 – 4 English
    • 80% achieved 9 – 4 maths.
    • Improvements again in the EBacc measure with 45% achieving 9 – 4 Basics
    • 23% of grades in  the new 9 – 1 qualifications were awarded at 9 - 7
    • Subjects including English, Chemistry, PE, Further Maths, Geography and Art achieved particularly high proportions of 9 – 7 grades with 19 History students achieving the top Grade 9
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  • Wolfreton A level success

    Published 16/08/18

    Students at Wolfreton are celebrating another year of great results. Headteacher Susanne Kukuc said ‘Once again we are delighted to be celebrating some excellent A Level results at Wolfreton.  It has been a pleasure to share the excitement of successes with students this morning; we are very proud of their achievements which come as the result of dedication and hard work from students, staff and the support of their families.  As a Sixth Form at Wolfreton, we are delighted that 25% of grades achieved were at A* - A (or equivalent) and 76% at A* - C or (equivalent).  In the traditional A Level subjects, 21% of grades were A* - A, with many subjects achieving very high A* - B pass rates including Physics, Politics, Maths and Business, as well as Japanese with 75% A* - B and Further Maths and Spanish achieving 100% A* - B. Today is however about our young people and seeing them able to move on now to their chosen pathways.  High numbers have again applied to university and the vast majority of these have secured places at their first choice institution securing places at universities including Oxford and Warwick, with Newcastle, Leeds, Liverpool, Sheffield and Hull being particularly popular choices this year.  Others have secured coveted apprenticeships or employment and again we congratulate them.’ 

    Lynsey Taylor, Assistant Headteacher in charge of Sixth Form, said ‘It was a very proud moment seeing the faces of our Year 13 students when they collected their exam results today, celebrating with them as they move on successfully to their chosen next step.  At the end of what is a very demanding two year period of studying, they leave us with not just their academic qualifications but also a diverse range of additional enrichment activities and experiences which has provided them with skills for life.  Our staff are all delighted to be able to congratulate our students on their hard work and perseverance to get them the results which they have been rewarded with today.  We very much look forward to hearing about our students’ continued success as they move onto their chosen pathway.  Sharing all of these successes with our future Sixth Form students will undoubtedly inspire them to strive to reach similarly high academic achievements.’

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  • Hessle A level highlights

    Published 16/08/18

    Hessle Sixth Form College, A Level highlights

    • Overall 100% Pass Rate (six years in a row)
    • Overall 22% of grades achieved were A*A (or equivalent)
    • Overall 54% of grades achieved were A*B (or equivalent)
    • 19% of grades achieved in academic subjects were A*A
    • 50% of grades achieved in academic subjects were A*B
    • 82% of the grades achieved in Academic Subjects were A*C
    • Outstanding results were recorded by English Literature where 82% of Grades were A*B, Biology where 65% of Grades were A*B. Further Maths had an outstanding set of results with 100% A* Grades achieved.

    Hessle Sixth Form students are celebrating today as they receive their A Level results. “Yet again, our Sixth Form students have produced results that are ahead of the national average,” said Vince Groak, Associate Headteacher.  “There are so many individual success stories and our staff are incredibly proud of what the students have achieved. These results are especially pleasing when you consider that the vast majority of these subject courses were redesigned in the past two years to make them more challenging and to better prepare students for their future pathways. In addition, many of our students also studied the new, more rigorous, suite of vocational qualifications and have performed very well. On behalf of the students, I wish to thank all of our staff for handling these changes so professionally and, as ever, we are delighted that so many of our students will now be preparing for the next stage of their education or training, whether that be university or an apprenticeship.”

    Director of Sixth Form, Louise Price, hailed the individual successes achieved by students.  “We are delighted with the success of our students who have worked hard to progress onto their future pathway. Over 88% of our students have chosen to study at University and we are thrilled that two of our students have secured places at Oxbridge universities.  Due to their successful results, Cecilia Marchant will study German at Oxford while Will Ransom has achieved a place at Cambridge to study Classical Civilisation.  Our continuing success reinforces our philosophy that ‘every student is capable of extraordinary achievement’ and ensures that students achieve their academic potential.  We pride ourselves on providing our students with access to the best possible opportunities to allow them to move onto their future pathways. I would like to congratulate our students and thank them, their parents and our staff team for all their hard work and wish them every success for the future as they go on to start their careers or continue in Higher Education.”

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  • Cottingham celebrate A level results

    Published 16/08/18

    The Y13 class of 2018 have sustained the trend of impressive student performances of recent years to produce another excellent set of results, with value added for academic subjects at its highest ever. Over a third of all entries awarded were at grade B or higher and over three quarters of all grades achieved were A*-C. In addition to these impressive whole year outcomes, there have been some stellar individual performances resulting in the huge majority of students now heading to their first choice destinations.

    The school is delighted that the hard work of students, their parents and staff over the last two years has paid off. The overwhelming majority of students achieved or exceeded their expected grades, representing exceptional performance by our students. Individual subjects have also seen outstanding results, with more than half of all subjects offered yielding 100% A*-C grades and virtually all subjects having a 100% pass rate.

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  • National Leader of Education appointment

    Published 09/05/18

    The Headteacher and staff at Hessle High School and Penshurst Primary School have been selected for top roles supporting schools in challenging circumstances and training new teachers. Mrs Sarah Young is one of more than 50 headteachers to be appointed to the role of national leader of education in the latest recruitment round.

    National leaders of education along with staff in their school – appointed as national support schools – use their      knowledge and experience to provide additional leadership capability in other schools in need of support. 

    The type of support provided is flexible and tailored to meet the needs of each individual school. National leaders      of education also have responsibility for developing the next generation of NLEs and national support schools.

    Mrs Young, Executive Headteacher of Hessle High School and Penshurst Primary through school said: ‘In recent        years we have demonstrated our ability to sustain our own exceptional performance whilst at the same time                support schools and leaders in challenging circumstances across both primary and secondary phases. As part of The Consortium Academy Trust our ability to draw on skilled professionals to support in all areas of school life is a real advantage. Our aim is to ensure that through collaborative support we ensure better outcomes and futures for children and young people within all schools.'

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  • Appointment of a new Headteacher for Cottingham High School

    Published 03/05/18

    The Trust is delighted to report that, following a rigorous selection process, the new Headteacher of Cottingham High School and Sixth Form College is Mr Loz Wilson. Loz, who will take up his post on 1 September 2018, is an experienced and successful headteacher who is currently leading North Huddersfield Trust School, a position he has held for the last five years. Loz is very familiar with the local area, living in the city and having previously served as a Deputy Headteacher in both Kingswood and Sydney Smith schools. The Trust is confident that Loz will lead the school to further success, building on the solid foundations laid by Mr Scott Ratheram and his senior leadership team over the last five years.

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  • The MAT Development Programme

    Published 07/02/18

    The Consortium Academy Trust has been invited by the Department for Education, following nomination by John Edwards, the Regional Schools Commissioner for the East Midlands and Humber region, to take part in the MAT Development Programme. This programme, which has only been offered to a select 25 multi-academy groups, will involve the Trust working in partnership with the Thinking Schools Academy Trust who are an established and successful Trust based in Medway, Kent.

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  • Scott Ratheram

    Published 26/01/18

    The Trust has received news that following a successful application Scott Ratheram, Headteacher of Cottingham High School, has been appointed as Head of Driffield School, with effect from May 2018.

    Scott has been Headteacher of Cottingham for the last 5 years and he has enjoyed a highly successful tenure overseeing improvement in many aspects of the school’s work including student outcomes and the recent judgement of ‘Good’ from Ofsted. He also played a key role in the creation of The Consortium Academy Trust and we acknowledge his expertise and experience as the Head of one of the three founding schools.

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  • South Holderness Technology College

    Published 20/11/17

    The Trust is pleased to announce that following a recent meeting of the Regional Schools Commissioner’s Headteacher Board we have been asked to sponsor South Holderness Technology College as they convert to become an academy.

    The school was recently judged as Requiring Significant Improvement by Ofsted and we are already supporting the senior leadership and governors of the school through the East Riding School Improvement Programme. This phase of our work is being led by Sarah Young who is acting in an Executive Headteacher capacity to support the Headteacher, Liz Croft, deliver the post Ofsted Action Plan.

    We will be working with the school, the Local Authority and the DfE over the coming months on the conversion process and we are confident that with support, the school has the capacity to improve. We look forward to South Holderness joining the Trust in due course.

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