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  • The Trust take the Let's Go Zero Pledge

    Published 20/04/22

    The Trust have taken the Let’s Go Zero pledge, declaring our aim to become zero carbon by 2030. We’re joining schools and other Multi Academy Trusts across the UK in this national campaign to show the overwhelming support for zero carbon schools, and inviting government and local councils to work with us to reach this goal.

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  • Easter News@TCAT

    Published 08/04/22

    Happy Easter everyone - we're delighted to share our regular newsletter with you, showcasing news and events from across the Trust.

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  • Students develop exceptional character

    Published 31/03/22

    Headteacher Vince Groak reports on the success of the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme at Hessle Academy:

    “Students develop exceptional character - this statement is at the top of all of our school vision documents and, of course, it is very difficult not only to deliver, but also to measure. And yet, in a world full of change and worry, an individual’s character is arguably of far more value to young people than any bagful of qualifications that we might help them to secure.

    Which is why the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme is such an important arm of what we do at Hessle Academy. This was reintroduced to our school in 2018, but it has been under the leadership of Art teacher, Kate Moore, since 2019 that this has really blossomed.  Before, and throughout Covid, Kate (and Michelle Edwards) have been quietly building up this program and carefully making minor adjustments to it to ensure it can still be delivered regardless of the pandemic. And now it is a genuine strength of our school, providing unique opportunities for some of our more vulnerable students and giving them a real opportunity to shine.

    On a weekend in mid-March, it was time for the practice expedition for the Bronze Award cohort. 48 students in Years 9 and 10 walked for around six hours each day (a total of around 28 kms) around our area as well as practising their campcraft skills. As you would expect, there were many tired and blistered feet by the end of the Sunday hike, but all were deeply satisfied with what they had achieved. This would not be possible without the voluntary support of so many of our staff. 

    In early April, many of these colleagues will be doing it again, this time to support our Year 11and 12 students who are camping out for their Silver Award. It is remarkable that so many of our staff are prepared to give their precious weekend time to support our students and we are very grateful to them.''

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  • Trust-wide Donation Drive in Aid of Ukraine

    Published 30/03/22

    The situation in the Ukraine has touched many of our learners and staff in the Trust causing communities to organise a  Trust-wide donation drive which will be taken to the Ukrainian-Polish border in the Easter holidays.

    If you can, please bring the following items to Cottingham, Hessle, Winifred Holtby, Wolfreton or Central Services reception areas:

    • Dried food
    • Pasta
    • Tinned goods
    • Sweets
    • Packet rice
    • Madication
    • Bandages
    • Plasters
    • Children's paracetamol
    • First aid kits
    • Children's small toys
    • Cuddly toys
    • Doll
    • Colouring books
    • Crayons
    • Picture books
    • Small jigsaws
    • (No large plastic toys please)

    Thank you in advance for your kind donations.

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  • TCAT Sporting Summary W/E: 20 March 2022

    Published 21/03/22

    It looks like Spring has sprung across Hull and East Yorkshire, meaning there are more reasons than ever for our learners to enjoy the sunshine and play their sports outside...

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  • Red Nose Day 2022

    Published 19/03/22

    Friday 18 March marked the annual Red Nose Day for Comic Relief. Nationally, the charity - who support people to break free from poverty, violence, and discrimination - raised over £42 million. Schools across our Trust contributed to this tremendous total through a range of wonderful and wacky fundraising activities. 

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  • Donations Across the Trust Made to the Ukrainian Crisis

    Published 18/03/22

    As the crisis in Ukraine evolves, schools across the Trust have set up opportunities for staff, learners, and their families to help with the humanitarian effort.

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  • TCAT Sporting Summary W/E: 13 March 2022

    Published 11/03/22

    There have been wins for footballers, rugby players, and equestrians alike this week across the Trust.

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  • International Women's Day Across the Trust

    Published 08/03/22

    Today we celebrate all the women and girls within our Trust and schools who do tremendous work every day towards shaping positive futures. You are inspirational and we are proud to celebrate you all today! 

    Worldwide, 129 million girls are out of school. Poverty, geographical isolation, menstruation and pregnancy, gender-based violence, and traditional attitudes about role of women, are among the many obstacles that stand in the way of women and girls fully exercising their right to participate in, complete and benefit from education. 

    When girls participate in education at a rate equal to boys, the benefits are felt individually and nationally. The lifetime earnings of girls dramatically increase, national growth rates rise, child marriage rates decline and child and maternal mortality rates fall. 

    Hessle’s Year 12 A Level English Literature class have incorporated International Women’s Day by preparing to start their coursework and looking at different female stereotypes in Literature through the lens of Disney princesses 

    Cottingham had visits from female professional in the fields of Theatre Studies, History, Biology and Business Studies about their career paths and striving for equality in their fields. 

    These visits included Tamar and Jo, a Hull based dance company, who came in to talk about careers in theatre and dance with Year 12 and 13. 

    Holderness’ Sixth Former wore green and purple and took time to recognise local inspirational women. 

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    Published 07/03/22

    Last week was jam packed with celebrations for World Book Day, Pancake Day and St David’s Day. However, in true fashion, PE departments across the Trust still squeezed in fixtures, training and extracurricular actvities... 

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  • TCAT World Book Day Costumes Catwalk

    Published 04/03/22

    Pupils and staff at schools across the Trust have taken part in a variety of inspiring activities to mark World Book Day from recommending books, to playing "The Masked Reader" and of course dressing up as their favourite literary characters.

    World Book Day, a charity event held annually in the United Kingdom and Ireland on the first Thursday in March, was an opportunity to celebrate and take part in creative activities and indulge in a world of imagination and reality through printed words leading them on a journey of discovery.

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  • Pancake Day Celebrations

    Published 01/03/22

    Today marks Shrove Tuesday, or Pancake Day as it is more commonly known. This is a day for learners across the Trust to explore the religious significance of the day and indulge in sweet treats! 

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