Neil Dawson, MBE

Congratulations to long serving Trustee and Local Governing Committee member, Neil Dawson who has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s 2021 Birthday Honours List for services to the voluntary sector in Stoke-on-Trent.  What a wonderful way for Neil to be recognised for his tireless and committed work over the years.

Publication Prowess

Nathan Legg, the Trust Director of Inclusion has been recently published in the International journal of Primary, Elementary and Early Years Education where he shares an in-depth study on SEND provision within an English Multi-Academy Trust.  The study covered his experience of leading SEND provision across the City Learning Trust and the lengths that we […]

Student Celebration Spotlight

Trentham Academy student, Grace Gething Murfin participated in the recent National Portrait Gallery competition entitled ‘Hold Still’ during the first national lockdown.  Open to the whole country and judged by the Duchess of Cambridge, there were 31,000 entries.  Grace’s beautiful work was placed in the top 100 pieces and was chosen to be showcased in […]

Dinosaur Debacle at Mill Hill Primary Academy

The children of Mill Hill Primary were astounded by the new addition last week!  In an exciting lesson, Year 1 discovered a dinosaur egg.  Before they knew it, the egg had hatched and Ms Mills was in hot pursuit!.  We’re pretty sure that our baby dino is already dreaming big, working hard and never giving up […]

City Learning Trust – Leadership Conference

Hosted virtually on the 12th October, senior leaders from across the City Learning Trust came together to hear from keynote speakers, Dr Steve Munby, CBE and Paul Drechsler, CBE as well as our own Chief Executive Officer, Carl Ward. The conference was a wonderful opportunity to reflect candidly on the challenges facing school leaders and […]

Welcome back!

Welcome back!  All of our academies are now fully open with Covid secure measures and risk assessments keeping everyone safe.  Review Academy websites for processes and procedures designed to keep us Covid secure and fully compliant with government guidance.

Successful Summer Schools for all of our academies

Successful Summer Schools for all of our academies – particularly important this year was ensuring that our new starters had a chance to familiarise themselves with their new school and we were thrilled to see so many arrive on their first day confident in what to expect on day one of their new adventure.

GCSE and A Level results

GCSE and A Level results: after a particularly challenging year for our children, we are thrilled to congratulate our 2020 leavers on their superb results.  Good luck to all of those moving on to their next steps, especially those who leave City College – we have no doubt that your university experiences will be incredible!

Our CEO chaired the launch of the 150th year celebrations of State Education

Our CEO chaired the launch of the 150th year celebrations of State Education with an online broadcast in collaboration with Browne Jacobson and NCFE.  Joined by previous Secretaries of State for Education, the Rt Hon Gavin Williamson spoke at the launch event and was joined by Baroness Nicky Morgan, Dame Julia Cleverdon, the recently appointed […]