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  • Autumn newsletter

    Published 27/10/23

     Our latest newsletter is available to view below - inside you can find stories about our values in action and catch up on developments across the Trust. 

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  • Active Travel On Film

    Published 14/06/23
    Following the huge success of our Active Travel Ambassador (ATA) students securing funding at the Modeshift Active Travel Campaign event in Beverley last month, students at Cottingham High School and Sixth Form College and Wolfreton School and S
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  • Keyingham's Dalby Forest Adventure

    Published 25/05/23
    On Wednesday 24 May, Keyingham Primary School attended their first whole school trip to Dalby Forest. Pupils in Year 1 to Year 6 explored Adderstone, the North part of Dalby Forest, and participated in team activities alongside their team leader
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  • East Riding Active Travel Ambassadors Campaign Junction

    Published 05/05/23
    On Wednesday 26 April, four of our schools within the Trust had the privilege of attending Modeshift’s Active Travel Campaign event at County Hall, Beverley. This was a fantastic opportunity for Active Travel Ambassador schools to pitch their c
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  • Easter Break

    Published 31/03/23

    Happy Easter Break!

    We look forward to welcoming our students back to school on Monday 17th April.

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  • Easter newsletter

    Published 30/03/23

    As we approach the Easter half term break, we're delighted to share the latest Shaping Positive Futures newsletter below. This edition covers events across our schools, with a particular focus on progress with our strategic priority of sustainability as well as coverage of the much-loved World Book Day. Have a relaxing Easter! 

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  • Keyingham's 'Journey to Green' Tree Planting

    Published 29/03/23
    On Friday 24th March, Keyingham Primary School Student Councillors worked together to help plant 200 trees as part of their 'Journey to Green' Project to develop the front area of the school. Last month the Student Council presented
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  • Cottingham's Aladdin Production

    Published 28/03/23

    In the week beginning March 20th, Cottingham High School students presented their annual musical, and this year the show was Disney’s Aladdin! With all the famous songs we know and love, our predominantly KS3 cast took their audiences, including students from our feeder primaries in Wednesday's matinée performance, to the magical land of Agrabah, to enjoy the journey our characters Genie, Aladdin, Jasmine and Jafar take in the story for power and love.  

    The production not only gave students an opportunity to perform on stage, but it also unites them to share in their enjoyment for developing new skills, collaborate to achieve a shared challenge and build new relationships. By performing to an invited audience of primary schools from Croxby, Hallgate and Westfield, Year 5 & 6 students can experience what opportunities Cottingham High School will give to them when they transition to KS3.  The school will feel familiar to them when they attend, as well as being able to recognise the familiar faces of those students they saw perform in the show.

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  • Penshurst Modeshift Award

    Published 27/03/23

    Penshurst Primary School are proud to have been awarded the Modeshift Platinum logo and the Eco School flag award. This logo recognises the schools' achievement towards an increase in active travel modes. And to top this off, Penshurst is the first school in the local area to have ever received a Platinum Award from Modeshift!

    Modeshift STARS is the Centre of Excellence for the delivery of Effective Travel Plans in Education, Business and Community settings. The scheme recognises schools, businesses and other organisations that have shown excellence in supporting cycling, walking and other forms of sustainable active travel. Further information on Modeshift can be found here.

    Throughout the year, Penshurst have created, developed and implemented a range of Effective Travel Plans to bring about a change in travel behaviour and to reduce the number of single occupancy vehicle journeys to and from school. This included The Big Walk and Wheel scheme, which the school developed to encourage their pupils to be more active and to walk, bike or scoot to school.

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  • Rocksteady comes to Croxby

    Published 21/03/23

    On Monday 20 March, Croxby Primary were delighted to have Rocksteady visit their school to work with all the pupils, giving them the opportunity to learn and also play music.

    Rocksteady Music School offer in-school rock and pop band sessions to make learning music fun and to give children the chance to be in a band, perform songs they love and learn new skills.

    The morning began with a whole school assembly. Tim, from Rocksteady, focused on demonstrating and discussing what the instruments are and how to play them. This was followed by two separate workshops involving KS2 pupils and KS1 pupils. For the first workshop with KS2 pupils, Tim had a more ‘grown-up’ approach with the children and used the well-known rock song, Livin’ on a Prayer by Bon Jovi, to teach them the basic tunes behind the song in a fun and interactive manner. For the KS1 workshop, Tim had to adapt for the younger pupils, making the tunes behind the song ‘Shotgun’ by George Ezra easier for them to learn and understand – and of course making it fun and very amusing!

    “My aim for today is to get the kids to feel part of a band, building their confidence and basic music skills, which in turn is part of their curriculum. Rocksteady gives every child the opportunity to play an instrument and eliminates the worry of being able to read music. The focus is on them actually playing in a band, rather than having the need to read music, involving more interactive and listening skills.”

    Tim - Rocksteady Member

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  • A Book Review

    Published 15/03/23
    The Consortium Academy Trust are committed to working collaboratively with each of our schools within the Trust and for our latest initiative we have worked closely with our Primary Schools, including our Associate School - St Anne's. With W
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  • International Women's Day 2023

    Published 09/03/23

    International Women’s Day is an annual global event on March 8 to celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. Started back in 1911, with more than 1 million people from Austria, Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland taking part, the event has now not only grown in size but also in scope around the world.

    Each year has a different theme to celebrate the important day, and this year’s global campaign theme is #EmbraceEquity. The campaign aims to encourage important conversations on Why equal opportunities are not enough and Why equal is not always fair.

    Colleagues at the Trust shared a picture of themselves striking the IWD #EmbraceEquity pose.


    Other Schools across the Trust have also 'embraced' International Women's Day, sharing images of their staff striking the #EmbraceEquity pose.

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