Black History Month is all about honouring the cultures and contributions of Black people to our society. At AET, we’re proud to recognise the importance of this month and the need to celebrate, educate, and empower all of our students and staff.
From learning about inspirational Black artists and art, to highlighting historical injustice, AET schools have been busy ensuring Black history is an important part of the curriculum. Here’s a roundup of some of the most fun and fascinating things our schools have been up to this past month:
Today, Principals from AET schools across the country gathered at Sir Herbert Leon Academy in Bletchley, Milton Keynes for AET490 day, a collaborative effort to develop strategies that will lead their schools toward our ambitious goals for 2028.
Phonics up 6% (2022) | KS2 up 6% (2022) | KS4 up 8% (2019) | Reading up 3% (2022) | Progress 8 up +0.08 (2019)
We are delighted to announce that during the academic year of 2022/2023 our schools saw improved outcomes across key headline measures. With the road to our ambitious targets for 2028 well underway, now is the time to reflect on the progress our schools across the network have made in the past year on their journey towards AET490.
Over the summer, two of our Essex schools faced a new challenge- the presence of Reinforced Aerated Autoclaved Concrete (RAAC) in their school buildings. This article highlights AET's response, showcasing the power of collaboration across the trust when faced with a critical situation that demanded immediate action and unity.
It's a day of celebration and accomplishment as we extend our congratulations to all the GCSE students across our network on their achievements in the 2023 exams. As they prepare to embark on the next leg of their educational journey, be it A-Levels, BTECs, or vocational qualifications, today marks a pivotal moment in celebrating their achievements.
A warm congratulations to all the Sixth Form students at AET who have received their A-Level results today. It is a momentous occasion, filled with emotions, celebrations, and anticipation for the exciting paths that these students will tread as they embark on their journey into higher education and the professional world.
Following a rigorous shortlisting, vetting and interview process, we are delighted to announce that Ann Mroz, Natalie Perera and Edward Vainker have been appointed to the Board of Trustees for AET.
Staff and students from across AET are celebrating their first set of exam results since 2019.
Teenagers across the country are today getting the results of their GCSE exams, which took place in May and June. The exams represent the culmination of their secondary school education and the grades students secure determine what they will go on and do next – further study, an apprenticeship or entry level role in the workplace.
AET congratulates all sixth form students across the trust who have today received their A Levels and vocational qualifications.
In a welcome return to normality, after two years of teacher assessed grades, AET schools are celebrating the achievements of their students and congratulating them on securing their places at university or apprenticeships.
AET is today announcing the new top team at Tendring Technology College (TTC), with two permanent appointments being confirmed. Michelle Hughes, who has been working at the College since January, providing additional leadership support will be the new Executive Principal, and Tom Burt the new Principal. Both will formally take up post in September at the start of the new academic year.
AET is today celebrating the successes of sixth form students as they receive their A Level and vocational qualifications. Across the Trust’s 11 schools with sixth forms, we have seen some superb success stories, including two confirmed Oxbridge places.
AET is today announcing the appointment of Claire Heald as their Director of Education, a new role that will oversee the school improvement and performance of all 58 primary, secondary and SEN schools.
Ten students from Years 7, 10 and the CCASixth at Clacton Coastal Academy have made a short film called “Speak Out” to raise awareness amongst their peers and to break the stigma surrounding mental health a to mark Mental Health Week.
The AET Board is today announcing Rebecca Boomer-Clark as the organisation’s new CEO. Currently, the National Director of Secondary Education at leading academy trust Ark Schools, Becks will take over the leadership of the 58-school strong trust from Julian Drinkall who is leaving to lead Aga Khan Schools, an international group of over 200 schools in 15 countries and part of the Aga Khan Development Network.
In a year where edtech and remote learning have taken centre stage, AET has appointed its first chief digital and information officer. The new role, thought to be a first for the sector, will be taken up in February by edtech expert James Browning.
AET’s Board of Trustees is today announcing two new trustees. Professor Adam Boddison and Diana Osagie will both be joining the AET Board, bringing their additional expertise in education, special educational needs and leadership to the organisation.
AET’s Board of Trustees is today announcing three new trustees and an advisory role. Sir David Carter, Karen Squillino and Jane Ramsey will all be joining the AET Board, bringing additional expertise in education, safeguarding, social care and the health sector to the organisation.
Academies Enterprise Trust held its annual National Apprenticeship Awards at BMA House, London on Thursday 6th February.
Huge congratulations to our winners and those highly commended in this year's awards ceremony; all well deserved and demonstrates the true value our apprentices are having in our schools.
This year has been a real story of success for AET. Building on last year’s strong performance we have seen significant progress across our primary and secondary schools which are fast becoming some of the finest in the country.
Capturing the spirit of Christmas, we have carols by candlelight from Ryde, Christmas Jumper Day at 163 Eversholt Street and getting us ready for 2020, we have a calendar design by children at The Green Way.
Their curriculum Intent is to provide pupils with opportunities to learn first-hand from their friends from other cultures to enrich teaching and learning. This was indeed recognised by the British Council assessors who highlighted that fact the International Dimension is impressive and firmly embedded in our curriculum and whole-school ethos.
Young people are taking time out to handle their problems and build resilience.
The Phoenix Room has been established at Maltings Academy to give students a calm environment to step away from situations causing them anxiety.
Mr David Dein MBE, the former Arsenal owner, Football Association ambassador and man credited by many as being key in the creation of the premier league paid a visit to Winton on Friday 20th September.
Tribute paid to outgoing Chair, Jack Boyer, for overseeing a period of “radical change”
AET is today announcing David Hall as its new Chair of Trustees. A former Chair of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, Mr Hall was awarded a CBE for services to the financial services sector in 2012.
AET, the national academy trust, is today celebrating a notable improvement in GCSE results across its family of schools, with almost two-thirds achieving improved outcomes. Nationally, the overall pass rate edged up a modest 0.5 percentage points. Within AET, we secured an increase of 3 % pts more than last year with more than half of young people secured Standard passes at Grades 9-4 in English and Maths combined.
Sixth formers from across AET academies in England were celebrating Key Stage 5 results this week, which showed an improved performance across the Trust across a range of measures and in the vast majority of our academies. The improvement at AET bucks the national trend, which has seen a decline in entries gaining the top A* and A grades, and A*-C grades.
On Friday (22 March) Year 9 Sheffield student Rhiannon Salvin took the train to London for the very first time and came home with the prestigious Pupil Library Assistant of the Year Award 2019 - which she collected at a ceremony at Penguin Random House on The Strand.
Three new ‘state of the art’ classrooms to meet the needs of increasing numbers of local young children have been officially opened in a grand ceremony at Westerings Primary Academy In south east Essex.
Meadstead Primary Academy has overcome strong competition to be crowned ‘School of the Year’ in the annual ‘Proud of Barnsley’ competition. The prestigious award followed glowing nominations by several parents for helping children with special educational needs, behavioural issues, autism and other personal issues.
It’s not everyday that the England manager drops in to a primary school to give a training session to a group of young footballers, but for a class at Anglesey Primary Academy in Burton on Trent this dream became a reality and a once in a lifetime experience.
An Ofsted rated ‘outstanding’ Teesside primary has gained a prestigious award for achieving high standards in teaching and learning, building impressive attitudes across the school, and developing the well-being of every young pupil.
AET students took the introduction of the new, tougher, 2018 GCSE exam marking system in their stride with many achieving outstanding results.
The new grading scheme has been brought in alongside a new GCSE curriculum in England, whereby 9 is the highest grade and a 1 the lowest. Three number grades, 9, 8 and 7, correspond to the old-style top grades of A* and A, providing more differentiation at the top end of the scale.
There have many exceptional performances among students in AET academies in the 2018 A level results just published. Our congratulations both to them and to their teachers who have supported them with true commitment and professionalism along every step of the way.
Sixth formers from across AET academies in England were celebrating Key Stage 5 results on Wednesday and Thursday this week, demonstrating a strong and improved performance across the Trust in a number of key areas.
AET are delighted to announce that 2018 delivered our best ever Key Stage 2 results.
Reading, writing and mathematics combined was above floor and national standards and continued the positive 3 year upward trend:
Many congratulations to all of our primary colleagues!
A Cheltenham special school, which accommodates some of the most challenging and disadvantaged children in Gloucestershire and beyond, has achieved a highly prestigious award for raising standards in education and behaviour leading to students making 'astonishing progress.'
A Barnsley AET academy has become the second primary in the country to earn the highest award for the outstanding efforts it makes to ensure that it's school community is safe and aware of all possible safeguarding concerns.
The creative thoughts and storylines created by a highly talented group of young students are being published in an adventure story which not only entertains young readers, tackles the challenges they face when making the move from primary to secondary school, but also raises money to support children around the world.
Over 400 pupils at Percy Shurmer Primary Academy in Birmingham had an unforgettable day when two British Oscar winning stars returned from Hollywood to see for themselves that the support the school gives to deaf children is not just top quality but also supported by the whole school community.