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A new chief executive officer has been appointed for Ebor Academy Trust. Gail Brown, currently senior executive headteacher, will take over from Richard Ludlow, who is retiring, on 1 February 2020. Ebor operates 24 schools in York, Selby, in the East Riding and The Humber and on the Yorkshire Coast. “Following a rigorous, national selection...
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Passion for fashion: children from Filey Church of England Nursery and Infants Academy on the catwalk in their school hall as part of a “sustainable fashion show”. After working with dancers, costume designers and photographers from Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre, the Year 2 children made their own outfits from single use plastic. Together with the...
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To mark World Mental Health Day, children at one of York’s biggest primary schools have launched their own dedicated space to explore their emotions. All pupils at Robert Wilkinson Primary Academy, in Strensall, now have regular timetabled access to a safe, controlled environment called the HUB, which stands for Helping Us Belong. The school held...
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Debbie Simpson has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer of Ebor Academy Trust, which now has 24 schools across York, Selby, the Yorkshire Coast and in the East Riding and The Humber. Debbie, who describes herself as a “big picture” thinker and problem solver, was formerly chair of the Institute of Continuous Improvement in the...
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There’s a new beginning but familiar faces at the top of Ebor Academy Trust schools on the Yorkshire Coast and in York. Angela Clark, deputy headteacher at Filey Church of England Nursery and Infants Academy with some 20 years’ experience, moves up to become head of school following the retirement of Denise Crosier. And Matt...
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Richard Ludlow, chief executive of Ebor Academy Trust, has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for services to education. Mr Ludlow said: “I am thrilled and humbled – and I see the honour as recognition of a magnificent team effort. Ebor has achieved a lot and I want to pay tribute to...
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Two Ebor schools chosen to pilot an innovative way of boosting literacy outcomes through dance have completed their projects in style. Year 4 children, at Alderman Cogan’s Church of England Primary Academy and at Tadcaster Primary Academy, worked alongside their class teacher, PE specialist and dance professionals to express ideas through movement and then use...
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Three primary schools in the East Riding are working with three schools in Africa to make the world a better place. The partnership cluster of six schools, where children collaborate on common themes, are part of a planet-wide initiative comprising 130 countries and millions of children. Closer to home, Ebor Academy Trust schools Riston Church...
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An influential minister with the Department for Education is holding up Ebor’s apprenticeship programme as an example of good practice other multi-academy trusts across the country would do well to follow. Lord Agnew, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the School System, was interested to hear about how Ebor uses the apprenticeship levy – a...
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What started as a project about oceans at Staynor Hall Primary Academy in Selby has transformed into a conservation mission – and a global online sensation. Year 3 and 4 pupils swung into action to defend the environment after they discovered the damaging effects of plastic pollution. Over 1,000 people have now signed a change.org petition to...
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