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Dudley Academies Trust pledges to turnaround Holly Hall Academy following Ofsted findings

Feb 07 2018

Following the publication of an Ofsted report which identifies the overall effectiveness of Holly Hall Academy has “inadequate” the newly formed Dudley Academies Trust (DAT) has committed to accelerating the pace of progress in the school and improving the outcomes for learners. The Trust which took over responsibility for the school in September 2017 was recognised by Ofsted as a source of positive change. The official report praises The Trust commenting: “The newly formed trust has swiftly gained an accurate view of the quality of education in the school. They have acted quickly and there are signs of standards improving.” Inspectors observed that the newly formed board of trustees had “taken swift action to improve outcomes for pupils.” In particular they had seen evidence of the trust making sure resources were available such as the provision of additional support for English and mathematics teaching and the delivery of a bespoke training programme for the school’s leaders.

Jo Bull appointed Headteacher of High Arcal School

Oct 23 2017

The newly formed Dudley Academies Trust (DAT), which is under the sponsorship of Dudley College of Technology, has made another key appointment with the engagement of Jo Bull, to the role of Headteacher: High Arcal School. Jo, who is currently Interim Headteacher, will take up the post with immediate effect.

Share your thoughts on our Shared Mission and Vision Statement

Sep 25 2017

Dudley Academies Trust wishes to hear all views on the proposed new mission and vision statements for the Trust. These will provide the underpinning goals of the Trust and set the future strategic direction.

To share your thoughts, please comment to leave your feedback.

Dudley Academies Trust appoints Board and Members

Sep 21 2017

The newly created Dudley Academies Trust (DAT) which brings together Castle High School, Hillcrest School and Community College, Holly Hall Academy and High Arcal School under the sponsorship of Dudley College of Technology, has confirmed the appointment of its first Board of Trustees. Drawing together expertise from across the educational, business and community sectors the DAT has brought together an eleven strong team to direct the Trust and work with the staff of the four schools to shape future success.

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