View Post

National Recognition for Bexhill Academy

On 15th September 2017 we were privileged to receive a visit from Sir David Carter, National School Commissioner, to Bexhill Academy in Sunderland. Sir David’s visit coincided with the completion of the major refurbishment work that had been carried out in the Early Years & Foundation Stage provision at Bexhill Academy and he was hugely impressed by what he had …

View Post

A New Partnership in Northumberland

Prudhoe West First School is currently consulting with stakeholders regarding the proposal to convert to academy status as part of WISE Academies. If this does go ahead as proposed, Prudhoe West will then become the second WISE Academies setting in the Prudhoe area following the successful integration of Adderlane Academy into our Trust in December 2016. You can find out …

View Post

Leading from the front

WISE Academies is pleased to report that the Chair of our Trust, Bob Symonds, has been approved as a National Leader of Governance (NLG). NLGs are highly effective chairs of governors who support governors in other schools. Schools can contact an NLG if they want to improve the leadership and performance of their governing body. There are strict eligibility criteria …

View Post

Hasting Hill Academy praised by Schools Minister

Youngsters at a Wearside school are celebrating being given the thumbs up from the Schools Minister. Nick Gibbs MP, Minister of State for Schools, has written to Hasting Hill Academy to praise staff and students their progress. The Tilbury Road primary is among one of the country’s top schools for the progress is has made. Jane Walton, headteacher at the …

View Post

Hasting Hill Academy Acheives Good Ofsted

EDUCATION bosses have praised a city academy which has turned around its fortunes. Hasting Hill Academy has been rated as good in all areas during a recent visit by Ofsted inspectors. Just three years ago the Tilbury Road school was placed in special measures, but is now good in every aspect. The former Hastings Hill Primary School was officially opened …

View Post

Sunderland primary school’s turnaround after becoming academy

A SCHOOL is turning its fortunes around after becoming an academy. Hasting Hill Primary School was placed in special measures two years ago, but is now enjoying a much brighter future. The school has been given a good report following a monitoring visit by Ofsted inspectors.  In a bid to improve the school, Hastings Hill became part of the We …

View Post

Town End Academy granted teaching school status

Town End Academy is the only Sunderland school, and one of just 100 nationally, to be granted teaching status. The accolade means the Borodin Avenue primary will spearhead the training and development of teachers in classrooms across the city, providing help and support to all schools. Click here for the full report