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Bob Symonds receives OBE

Everyone at WISE Academies is delighted that Bob Symonds has been recognised in the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours List. This is a just reward for many years of voluntary public service. Mr Symonds served as a Company Member and Director of WISE Academies – since the company’s inception at March 2011 until his retirement from the role in summer 2017. …

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Hasting Hill welcomes MP

Hasting Hill Academy was pleased to welcome MP Bridget Phillipson Academy on Friday 8th June 2018 as part of Democracy Day . Bridget Phillipson, MP for Sunderland South and Houghton, visited Hasting Hill to meet our children and staff.  The MP took part in a Q & A session where the children asked lots of interesting questions. You can see …

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Pupil personal development, behaviour and welfare are outstanding at Welbeck Academy!

After an Ofsted inspection in June 2018 Welbeck Academy is delighted to have received a ‘Good’ overall judgment with ‘Outstanding’ recognition for the behaviour and personal development of pupils. Inspectors stated: “Relationships between staff and pupils are excellent, showing high levels of respect. The provision of excellent care and support for pupils’ welfare and well-being are at the very forefront of …

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Hasting Hill Academy awarded Gold!

Hasting Hill Academy is celebrating receiving the Gold award for the Great Active Sunderland Schools Charter. The Great Active Sunderland School Charter was developed to be a celebration of schools which are improving the health and well-being of pupils, creating sport and physical activity opportunities and being a great community school. Found on levitralab.com that “back pain” and “pressure problems” …

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Blyth Quays Trust makes WISE move

We are pleased to announce that the three academies that form The Blyth Quays Trust will be joining with WISE Academies later in 2018.  Trustees and members of The Blyth Quays Trust have been reviewing its capacity to rapidly improve standards and to deliver the very best education for the children in its academies.   Recognising the strength that can be …

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A Proud Moment for WISE Academies at Buckingham Palace

Yesterday Zoe Carr, Chief Executive of WISE Academies received the award of Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) at an investiture ceremony performed by Prince Charles in Buckingham Palace. Zoe was recognised in the New Year Honours List for her services to Education. Zoe has led WISE Academies since 2013. Under her leadership the organisation …

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Town End Academy awarded the Basic Skills Charter Mark

WISE Academies is delighted that Town End Academy has been successful in securing the basic skills charter mark for another three years. The assessor was especially impressed by consistency of approach, range of intervention which supports the ‘whole child’, the huge focus the academy has on basic skills and the amazing impact seen in books, displays, feedback from pupils and …

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Zoe Carr is named in New Year’s Honours List

The New Year’s Honours List was published on 29th December 2017 and we are proud to announce that Zoe Carr (CEO of WISE Academies) has been awarded an O.B.E. for her services to education. Zoe has served as CEO of WISE Academies since 2013. She is also a long serving member of the Regional School Commissioner’s Head Teacher Board. Everyone …

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Prudhoe West Academy brings festive joy to the Metro Centre

All of our academies have talented pupils and Prudhoe West Academy is justifiably proud of its choir.   Have a look at this link to the Prudhoe West children performing a happy Christmas song at the Metro Centre.  Their performance has already proved a real hit on social media with many thousands of views.   It also received positive coverage in the local …

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Making the Grade

Zoe Carr, CEO of WISE Academies, has a passion for high quality education and is driven by improving outcomes for children.  In addition to leading a successful and growing Multi Academy Trust and her work with the Regional School Commissioner, we are delighted to announce that Zoe has now been accredited as an Ofsted inspector. As an experienced CEO, Zoe …