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Media enquiries: Contact Tim Moat, director of communications and development, on 07395 604168 or 01904 553404.

Ebor’s Chief Executive in Queen’s Birthday Honours list

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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‘Choreographers of learning’ put their best foot forward

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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East Riding schools’ global vision

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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Government minister hails schools’ apprenticeship programme

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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Selby school sparks global internet sensation

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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Businesses help fund Hob Moor Oaks residential trip

Big hearted businesses are rallying behind a York primary special school’s plea for sponsors to help fund a residential trip for its children with disabilities. This year Hob Moor Oaks’ Year 6 cohort of pupils is larger than previous years and due to rising numbers and specialist accommodation costs they have looked to local businesses...
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Tributes to Heather Craggs of Ebor Academy Filey

Tributes have been paid to a valued and respected member of the Ebor Academy Filey school community, who died suddenly during half term. Miss Heather Craggs, aged 57, was a Higher Level Teaching Assistant and had been at Ebor Academy Filey, formerly Filey School, for 12 years. Science was her specialism and Miss Craggs also...
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Tadcaster’s brilliant new outdoor areas

Tadcaster Primary Academy children are enjoying breathtaking outdoor learning and state-of-the-art play equipment thanks to efforts of parents, the support of local businesses – and a resourceful and dedicated school business manager. Ruth Griffin started her job with the school, which joined Ebor Academy Trust last autumn, in September 2015. As a parent of two...
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Spanish student teachers say Hola to Haxby Road

It’s Y Viva España for two Spanish trainee teachers who are spending four months at Haxby Road Primary Academy in York. The teachers, Sara Sagüés Garcia and Irene de Antonio Fernándee-Gallardo, are in the fourth year of their teacher training degree at Ces Don Bosco university in Madrid. The university promotes international mobility as an...
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