Alan Hardie and John Brearley, CEO and Chair of Trustees, today met with Damian Hinds as part of a roundtable discussion to advise the Education Secretary how the government’s recent initiative, Opportunity North East, was impacting on schools.
The Education Secretary has invested £24M to support improvements in raising the achievement and aspirations of young people in secondary education.
Duke’s Secondary School has been designated as a One Vision School as part of the Opportunity North East programme.
Sonni received an Amazon voucher on Thursday as his prize for winning the competition to name the Trust newsletter. The winning name was chosen by Mr Hardie, who visited Sonni at his primary campus, Thomas Bewick. Sonni’s winning entry of ‘LIGHThouse’ shone out. Well done, Sonni!
The newsletter is published monthly on our website.
We are delighted to announce that, following our successful application to form a Multi-Academy Trust, the three current phases of the Northumberland Church of England Academy will be working under their new school names from September 2018.
These new names celebrate how the Academy was originally formed, and will be:
NCEA Duke’s Secondary School (formerly NCEA Secondary)
All current campus names will remain the same, and all schools stay as part of the Northumberland Church of England Academy Trust.
Parents and carers were invited to come and meet Governors and executive leaders last week to hear and ask questions about these changes, and children are being informed currently. We will officially launch the new names in September, coinciding with a special visit from the Archbishop of York.
Parents and carers should be aware that there will be no immediate changes to any uniform, as each school still remains part of the Northumberland Church of England Academy Trust. Any potential future changes will be consulted on and would be introduced at the start of an academic year to minimise any costs to families.