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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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  • Croxby Primary joins the Trust

    Published 04/10/17

    We are delighted to welcome Cottingham Croxby Primary School to The Consortium Academy Trust. Head of School Dave Waterson said 'Croxby Primary is delighted to have joined The Consortium Trust. Working together as part of the Trust will ensure we deliver inspirational teaching and learning practices, which will make a real difference to our children's lives. Croxby has benefitted from working alongside the Trust for over 6 months prior to joining. The school knows it is joining an organisation which strives for excellence and ensures every individual has the opportunity to reach their potential.' Director of Academy Improvement Sarah Young said 'Having worked with Croxby pupils, staff and wider community over the last 8 months we are delighted with the progress the school has made following the challenge left to us by Ofsted when they visited in December 2016. The progress of children and their enjoyment of the wider offer of the school is really at the heart of TCAT's Vision and Values. We are excited that the school have joined the Trust and we can continue to work together for even greater success in the future.'

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  • Fantastic GCSE results at Hessle High

    Published 24/08/17

    The Hessle Academy is celebrating today, after Hessle High School students achieved fantastic results in their GCSEs once again. This follows on from the outstanding A Level results delivered by Hessle Sixth Form students last week.

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  • Cottingham High's GCSE results

    Published 24/08/17

    We are delighted to report that the GCSE class of 2017 have maintained the trend of improving GCSE results witnessed over recent years. Their success follows our recent Ofsted inspection where Cottingham High was judged as good in all areas. With high proportions of top grades, including a string of the new grade 9s in Maths and English, progress remains above average for the second year running, with all attainment measures at or above national averages. Congratulations to all our students for their hard work.

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  • Wolfreton's GCSE success stories

    Published 24/08/17

    Well done to all of our students, who after so much hard work, received their results today. Headteacher Mr McCready said ‘Despite the huge changes to examinations at Key Stage 4, we are very pleased with these results, which reflect the hard work put in by students and staff alike.’ Particular success stories include Jiayuan Feng who achieved one A and an amazing A* / 9 in everything else. He said ‘I was hoping for a mix of As and A*s so I’ve done better than I’d hoped, I’ll settle for that. I am staying on at Wolfreton for sixth form as the teachers know me and I know them, I feel very comfortable speaking to them. I’m going to study A levels in Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Japanese and IT.’

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  • Hessle A level highlights

    Published 17/08/17

    Hessle Sixth Form students are celebrating today as they receive their A Level results. Students have
    achieved incredible results across a broad spectrum of subjects, with many achieving 100% pass rate
    at A* - B.

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  • Wolfreton A level celebrations

    Published 17/08/17

    Students are celebrating exam success today after all their hard work. Headteacher Mr McCready said: ‘We are delighted with these results, especially considering the new specifications and the uncertainty around grade boundaries. The overall average grade per entry has increased from 2016 and we have a 99% pass rate, as well as a 10% increase in students achieving A*-B or equivalent grades.’

    Particular success stories included Sara Sabha who achieved achieved A* in Geography, A in History, A in French and A* in the Extended Project Qualification. She is going to Oxford University - to Pembroke College to study European and Middle Eastern Languages. Sara said ‘I’m so pleased, Oxford is my dream university and  I can’t believe I’m going there, it’s just started to sink in. I’ve had the best teachers ever, I couldn’t have done it without them but I guess you’ve just got to believe in yourself. My mum is so proud! I’ve now got six French books to read before the start of term so I’d better get started!’

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  • Cottingham High's A level excellence

    Published 17/08/17

    The class of 2017 have sustained the trend of impressive post-16 student performances of recent years to produce another excellent set of results. 29% of grades achieved were the top grades of A* and A, and over half of all entries awarded were at grade B or higher. Three quarters of all grades achieved were A*-C and the overall pass rate remains at 99%.

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