On 11th October 2018, Damian Hinds, Education Secretary spoke at the launch of Confederation of School Trusts to praise the diversity and accountability of academies.
In his speech, Mr Hinds made reference to the vision behind Multi Academy Trusts as schools coming together to achieve more than they can on their own. He then gave examples of MATs that have achieved notable success.
We were delighted that the Education Secretary chose to mention WISE Academies in this speech.
An extract from Mr Hinds’ speech is set out below: –
“Take WISE Academies in the North East, which – since 2012 – has taken on nine sponsored academies all of which previously had significant performance concerns.
This trust has reduced teacher workload through more efficient lesson planning and the creation of shared learning resources they have introduced new ways of teaching such as maths mastery techniques brought over from Singapore.
What is the result? Every school that has been inspected since joining the trust has been judged as ‘good’ or ‘outstanding'”
The full speech can be found here