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Jun 16, 2022

The Activity Alliance and Youth Sport Trust, in conjunction with the Department for Education, have launched a new Inclusion 2024 Inclusive Education Hub.


May 30, 2022

Students have been leading a campaign to attract more people into teaching by creating their ideal teacher out of clay.


May 24, 2022

Last month, students at Coppice Academy proudly planted 15 trees on their school grounds to mark the Queens Platinum Jubilee.


May 18, 2022

Students at The Kidsgrove Secondary School were crowned champions after competing in a multi-school Smash Bros Tournament.


May 10, 2022

In this May session of the Jamf Breakfast Club, Aaron Webb, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Education at Jamf welcomes James Jackson, Director of Digital Transformation at Shaw Education Trust.


Apr 26, 2022

We are still soaking up all the awesome activities from our #INSETday yesterday. Where else can you have a pilates session, learn about apprenticeships and discover new teaching techniques in one day?


Apr 19, 2022

As the digital evolution continues, Shaw Education Trust has further developed their ‘digital by design’ approach through collaboration with Ukie's Digital Schoolhouse.


Apr 13, 2022

Shaw Education Trust are excited to join the Staffordshire Business & Environment Network in their fight for a greener future.   


Apr 6, 2022

Moorhill Primary School and Redhill Primary School, both based in Cannock, converted to academy status last week after joining Shaw Education Trust.


May 6, 2021

We were extremely saddened to learn of the sudden and unexpected death of our founding Chairman and Member, Clive Richards.


Mar 2, 2021

The Meadows Primary School, located in Madeley Heath, are delighted to announce their plans to open a self-contained early years setting catering for two-to-five-year-olds.


Dec 18, 2020

Three trainee teachers at Keele and North Staffordshire Teacher Education (KNSTE) have been nationally recognised for their work during the pandemic.


Dec 17, 2020

Unsworth Academy students have been delighted to work with local Bury poet Oliver James Lomax to create a lockdown-themed poem.


Dec 4, 2020

Students at The Orme Academy have collaborated with schools across Stoke to raise money for local foodbanks.


Nov 10, 2020

Following a successful consultation period, Endon High School is excited to announce that they have joined the Shaw Education Trust.  


Nov 6, 2020

Students at The Westleigh School are delighted with their new learning facilities as the school continues to adapt to the unprecedented challenges faced this half term. 


Oct 8, 2020

Following a successful consultation period, Woodhey High School is excited to announce that they have joined the Shaw Education Trust.  


Aug 17, 2020

Shaw Education Trust continues to strive for high-quality education in Bury with plans for a new school to open in 2022.


Aug 5, 2020

Work is underway as Wolstanton High School prepares to launch as The Orme Academy in September.


Jul 17, 2020

The Kidsgrove Secondary School is undergoing a refurbishment thanks to the support of Shaw Education Trust.


Jun 8, 2020

Staff at The Westleigh School continue to go above and beyond to support their local community during the ongoing epidemic.  


May 15, 2020

As the lockdown continues, education providers are adapting their teaching styles to ensure the continuity of learning.


May 4, 2020

Following a successful consultation period, St Martins School is excited to announce that they have joined the Shaw Education Trust.  


Apr 15, 2020

During these unprecedented times, schools across the country are pulling together to support their communities.


Apr 6, 2020

Keele and North Staffordshire Teacher Education (KNSTE) prepare to welcome their first cohort of experienced professionals as they launch the Chartered Teacher Programme.


Mar 13, 2020

Students across Bury were invited to a Medical Careers Day at Unsworth Academy this week to further prepare them for life after education.


Mar 5, 2020

Shaw Education Trust are pleased to announce that Northern House School and Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) have joined their family of schools.


Feb 25, 2020

Kidsgrove Primary School is excited to announce that it is has a new leadership team following the February half term holiday.


Feb 3, 2020

Following a successful consultation period, The Meadows Primary Academy is excited to announce that they have joined the Shaw Education Trust.  


Jan 21, 2020

Keele and North Staffordshire Teacher Education (KNSTE) has been announced as one of only eleven providers to support the delivery of the Chartered Teacher Programme.


Jan 1, 2020

Our Bury secondary school has been judged as ‘good’ in all areas following a two-day Ofsted inspection.


Dec 20, 2019

A round up of news from around the Trust as the first term of the 2019/20 academic year comes to a close.


Nov 25, 2019

Walton Hall Academy sets up their own Tea Rooms enterprise to provide students with ongoing work experience. 


Nov 22, 2019

Shaw Education Trust is undertaking a digital transformation of its HR and payroll processes in partnership with MHR to accommodate its future growth.


Nov 20, 2019

Students have been sharing the community spirit in Kidsgrove as they continue the good work of their harvest celebrations.


Nov 18, 2019

Ivy House School has received a donation from furniture retailer DFS, helping to transform a bare room into an inspiring research and reading corner.


Oct 30, 2019

Students at The Kidsgrove Secondary School have been developing their outdoor skills as part of the Duke of Edinburgh scheme.


Oct 18, 2019

The Chartered College of Teaching, the professional body for the teaching, is pleased to announce it has conferred the status of Fellow on Jo Morgan, CEO of the Shaw Education Trust.


Oct 10, 2019

Several of our schools are involved in courses hosted by The Outward Bound Trust, an educational charity that helps young people defy their limitations through learning and adventures in the wild.


Sep 27, 2019

On Thursday 26th September, Shaw Education Trust held a CREST Awards Ceremony to celebrate students’ achievements in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).


Sep 17, 2019

Excitement filled the air as Streethay Primary School recently welcomed its first ever cohort of pupils.


Sep 5, 2019

Students in Bury returned to a brand new school as Unsworth Academy officially opens its doors yesterday.


Aug 2, 2019

A high school pupil helped save a man’s life after undertaking CPR training at The Westleigh School. 


Jul 19, 2019

Pupils across Shaw Education Trust recently came together to further develop their maths skills.


Jul 15, 2019

Young writer who beat thousands to win a spot in the penultimate round of the BBC’s 500 Words competition has inspired the next generation of Bury writers.


Jul 9, 2019

Wolstanton High School are delighted to announce they have been awarded the School Games silver award for excellence in PE and sport.


Jul 8, 2019

The Kidsgrove community came together to support local pupils at a sun filled Family Fun Day.


Jul 4, 2019

Students from across the Shaw Education Trust recently came together to shape learning experiences across their academies.


Apr 23, 2019

It has been a busy term at the Trust. Find out what our schools have been up to in our Easter Newsletter...


Mar 18, 2019

Castlebrook High School’s blossoming partnership with their Chinese partner continues to go from strength to strength following a recent visit.


Mar 14, 2019

Schools across Shaw Education Trust celebrated World Book Day (WBD) with innovative activities to encourage a love of reading.


Mar 8, 2019

Disabled young people are invited to apply now for an annual IT competition designed to test ability, creativity and skill.


Mar 8, 2019

Castlebrook High School recently welcomed pupils from primary schools in the area to bury a time capsule in the new school building.


Mar 5, 2019

Pupils at Kidsgrove Primary School have been praised by the Assistant Chief Police Commissioner for their superb online safety.


Mar 1, 2019

A Staffordshire school Principal has returned from an Asian adventure after being picked to train teachers in China.


Mar 1, 2019

Wolstanton High School continues to be a beacon of community cohesion as part of the Erasmus+ ‘Do You Speak Culture?’ programme.


Jan 31, 2019

The Trust’s new school in Lichfield is on track to open its doors in September to Nursery and Reception pupils.


Jan 30, 2019

Wolstanton High School is a beacon of community cohesion as they participate in the Erasmus+ ‘Do You Speak Culture?’ programme.


Jan 22, 2019

Pupils at Seabridge Primary School recently interviewed our Chair of Trustees, Jon Rouse, as part of a Seabridge Radio show, resulting in a fascinating insight into education, employment and the man himself. Listen to the show here.


Jan 22, 2019

As schools across the country celebrate Farmhouse Breakfast Week, Kellogg’s has awarded £1000 to the Coppice Academy to enhance their breakfast provision for pupils.


Jan 10, 2019

Staffordshire was well represented at the Global IT Challenge with local student stunning organisers and participants alike.


Dec 24, 2018

Our termly magazine, bringing you news from across the Trust.


Dec 14, 2018

The hard work of volunteers at Walton Hall was celebrated recently with a drinks reception at the Houses of Parliament.


Nov 19, 2018

Shaw Education Trust uses innovative approach to raising student aspirations with a key stage 3 awards ceremony.


Nov 6, 2018

Following the first ever UK IT Challenge in May, the team of four young people are now on their way to New Dehli, India to take part in this year's Global IT Challenge (GITC).


Nov 2, 2018

Tottington High School has joined the Shaw Education Trust’s family of academies as a key strategy in ensuring high quality outcomes for young people.


Oct 31, 2018

Newfriars College leads the way in launching new workplace scheme to help prepare students for the world of work.


Oct 23, 2018

Kidsgrove academies invited community members to share an oatcake and ideas at their ‘Food for Thought Breakfast’ on Friday 19th October.


Oct 22, 2018

Shaw Trust Disability Power 100 list 2018 reveals most influential disabled people in the UK. 


Oct 4, 2018

Schools across Shaw Education Trust joined the fight against cancer by raising hundreds of pounds for Macmillan’s ‘World’s biggest coffee morning’ on 28th September.


Sep 29, 2018

Castlebrook High School, in conjunction with Barclays Bank, held a Life Skills Event to help prepare students for life after education.


Sep 19, 2018

On Wednesday 12th September, Shaw Education Trust held a CREST Awards Ceremony to celebrate students’ achievements in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).


Sep 4, 2018

Students at Blackfriars Academy saw outstanding performance results again this year.


Sep 3, 2018

A level results day saw celebration at Great Barr Academy as the number of students to secure university places rises.


Aug 28, 2018

There was cause for celebration at Great Barr Academy yesterday as a linguistically-skilled cohort revealed brilliant GCSE results.


Aug 28, 2018

GCSE success at Wolstanton High School has delivered some impressive results this year.


Aug 28, 2018

Results day saw success for Madeley School, with grades remaining strong.


Aug 28, 2018

GCSE results day brought delight for Castlebrook High School students, with many achieving high standards across the curriculum.


Aug 24, 2018

Students, staff and parents at The Westleigh School have today been rewarded for their huge commitment and hard work. Staff were delighted to share in the successes achieved by students as they collected their well-deserved results.


Aug 6, 2018

Pupils at The Westleigh School got an exciting surprise as members of the Leigh Centurions brought modern foreign languages to life.


Jul 31, 2018

A Castlebrook High School student has teamed up with an award winning author to create Swahili children’s books.


Jul 18, 2018

Following a successful consultation period, Westleigh High School is excited to announce that they will be converting to academy status.


Jul 12, 2018

Blackfriars Academy students enjoyed an interactive learning experience while on a science-based adventure at Staffordshire University.


Jul 12, 2018

After wowing judges at the National ICT Challenge, a Walton Hall Academy pupil has been chosen to represent the UK in the Global IT Challenge.


Jul 11, 2018

Castlebrook High School students recently showcased their musical talents in front of a star-studded audience. 


Jun 27, 2018

The Shaw Education Trust is taking an innovative approach to further develop student voice with a one-day conference aimed at shaping student experiences across its Academies.


Jun 26, 2018

Farm renovations are nearing the final phase at Walton Hall Academy thanks to the outstanding work of volunteers and vast amounts of community support.


Jun 25, 2018

Thinking about getting into teaching? A trainee on the Trust's school-centred intial teacher training programme (SCITT) shares their story.


Jun 25, 2018

A trainee teacher shares their experience of the Trust's school-centred intial teacher training programme (SCITT).


Jun 18, 2018

Leadership at Wolstanton High School has been praised by Ofsted following its first inspection since converting to Academy status.


Jun 14, 2018

Shaw Trust has announced that its chief executive since 2012, Roy O’Shaughnessy, will step down later in the year.


May 14, 2018

Students from Blackfriars FE recently joined forces with the Outward Bound Trust for a Cumbrian adventure with the aim of developing students' independence and resilience.


May 4, 2018

Saxon Hill Academy, based in Lichfield, captured pupils’ imaginations with an innovative approach to teaching science.


Apr 18, 2018

Over 700 Shaw Education Trust staff attended a wellbeing-themed activity day to promote healthy lifestyles and reduce stress levels.


Dec 8, 2017

Alana Gratty is a talented musician currently studying at Coppice Academy, Newcastle-under-Lyme


Nov 28, 2017

National statistics now show Madeley finished in the top 2% of schools across the country with their 2016/17 results.


Nov 23, 2017

Last month Shaw Education Trust celebrated its third birthday and also welcomed its 10th Academy.


Nov 17, 2017

Wolstanton High School celebrates as three of its students achieved a top 5 shortlisting for the recent Staffordshire Young Poet Laureate.


Oct 17, 2017

The recent Ofsted inspection of Blackfriars Academy (Newcastle-under-Lyme and Bucknall) found the academy to have, ‘maintained the outstanding quality of education.’


Oct 11, 2017

Inspectors judged the academy to be ‘good’ and found it to be a ‘caring, happy school’ where ‘pupils enjoy coming to school and attend well’.


Oct 2, 2017

The Shaw Education Trust held its inaugural ‘graduation’ ceremony for Key Stage 3 students today at Keele University.


Sep 13, 2017

Madeley School has succeeded with the highest percentage of year 11 students achieving grade 5 or above for Mathematics GCSE in 2017 across Staffordshire.


Jul 14, 2017

Justine Greening unveils new EEF/IEF research schools at social mobility summitt

The Keele and North Staffordshire Alliance IN Stoke-on-Trent is one of eleven schools to have won funding to boost the quality of teaching in their region through better use of research.

Mar 9, 2017

Former Head Boy now Assistant Police and Crime Commissioner for the West Midlands


Feb 17, 2017

Exciting news of events at Madeley High School


Jan 26, 2017

The communication team at Blackfriars FE College are working towards a Makaton friendly award status in 2017.


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