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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 …

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WISE impresses Sir David Carter!

As you will see elsewhere on our news page, we were privileged to receive a visit from Sir David Carter (National School Commissioner) earlier in the autumn term. He visited Bexhill Academy and saw for himself how we are making improvements to our learning environments and the delivery of best practice to maximise outcomes for pupils. This week, Sir David …

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Town End Teaching School Builds on its Success

The Town End Teaching School Alliance has been in existence since 2012. As it moves forward, we are building on the success of the Teaching School encouraging greater participation. Town End Teaching School is a fantastic facility which focuses on offering school-to-school support, workforce development and initial teacher training activities. The Teaching School benefits from a range of strategic partnerships …

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WISE Academies praised by Lord Theodore Agnew

Lord Theodore Agnew was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the School System on 28 September 2017. Lord Agnew spoke at the 2017 North Academies Conference at the end of October 2017. This was the first academies conference he had attended since being appointed minister. He expressed his enthusiasm about the work being done to drive up standards and …

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The Northumberland Hub Grows!

Work is underway to enable a third Northumberland based school to join WISE Academies. Shaftoe Trust Primary School in Haydon Bridge will become our third academy in Northumberland when it joins the Multi-Academy Trust in early 2018 (following on from Adderlane Academy and Prudhoe West Academy).  The Headteacher of Shaftoe Trust Primary School, is already enjoying working with leaders from …

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CEO Appointed to regional schools commissioner board

We are delighted to report that Zoe Carr, Chief Executive Officer of WISE Academies, has been re-elected to serve as a member of the North Headteacher Board.  There are just 32 HTB members across the entire country and they will play a crucial role overseeing the schools system in England over the next three years.   Headteacher Boards are made …