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Kingsthorpe College Headteacher appointed

The Collaborative Academies Trust and the Governors of Kingsthorpe College are pleased to announce that Mrs Jennie Giovanelli has been appointed as Headteacher of Kingsthorpe College. Mrs Giovanelli’s appointment comes following a short period as Acting Principal at the college whilst a new a permanent appointment was advertised nationally and a thorough recruitment process undertaken. […]

Manor Court Headteacher appointed

We are pleased to announce that Luke Talmage will be joining CAT as Headteacher of Manor Court Community Primary School in Chard at the beginning of the summer term. Luke is the current Headteacher of Hamp Academy in Bridgwater where he has steered the school to deliver a rapid improvement and a positive Ofsted judgement. […]

Congratulations to Spring Lane Primary School

We are pleased to announce that following a recent Ofsted inspection at Spring Lane Primary School in Northampton, the school has been judged as ‘good’ in all categories. Spring Lane was judged as ‘requires improvement’ in 2014 and has rapidly improved, and our hearty congratulations go out to all the staff and governors as well […]

Director of School Improvement appointed

CAT has appointed Stephen McShane to the post of Director of School Improvement. Stephen will be based in the South West and will take up his post on 1st September 2016. Stephen comes with a strong pedigree and background in the education sector. He worked for Ofsted as an HMI for nearly six years and […]

‘Improving’ Northampton school is no longer subject to ‘special measures’

We are delighted to announce that Lumbertubs Primary School, located in Northampton, is no longer subject to ‘special measures’ and our congratulations go out to all the staff and governors, as well as the CAT team, who have worked with the school. Chief Executive Officer, Kevin Crossley, said “The academy has been rightly praised for the improvements […]

Congratulations to Wellesley Park Primary School

We are pleased to announce that following a recent Ofsted inspection at Wellesley Park Primary School in Wellington, Somerset, the school has been judged as ‘good’ in all categories. Wellesley Park was placed in Special Measures in 2013 and has rapidly improved, and our hearty congratulations go out to all the staff and governors as […]

Kingsthorpe College is School of the Year

The Trust is delighted to highlight continuing good news from their secondary school in Northampton Kingsthorpe College in Northampton is thrilled to have been awarded Secondary School of the Year at this year’s County Education and Youth Ambition Awards. Sponsored by the Northamptonshire Telegraph and the Northampton Chronicle and Echo the awards are in their […]

CAT School pioneers online literacy programme

Manor Court Community Primary School in Chard, Somerset is making great progress with an online literacy development programme. The school began using the system, developed by RM Books, in 2014 and it is already proving highly effective. A full case study can be viewed here: https://books.rm.com/case-studies/manor-court/    

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