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.

More information to follow

Winner announced

Sonni names the newsletter ‘LIGHThouse’

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!

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