WISE Academies is a successful Multi Academy Trust operating throughout the North-East of England including a number of academies within the Northumberland area. We are proud to be the new sponsors of Haltwhistle First and Middle Academies. These academies complement our existing settings in Haydon Bridge, Prudhoe and elsewhere in Northumberland, Sunderland and Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
Whilst WISE Academies is delighted to be operating in Haltwhistle, our involvement coincides with the Local Authority’s major review of school provision in the area affecting a number of schools and continuing the shift from a three-tier school system to a two-tier strategy for the area. As the new proprietors of the First and Middle Academies we need to deal with these changes and understand how they affect our Haltwhistle settings.
WISE representatives have already taken steps to engage with parents and the local community as part of our commitment to communicate with all stakeholders.
A consultation exercise will run from 15th October to 3rd December 2018. The consultation document which can be viewed here sets out the background, the proposals and how interested parties can contribute to the consultation process.
We hope that, throughout this document, we are also able to demonstrate our high aspirations for the young people of Haltwhistle. We also hope that you will contribute to our consultation exercise and help us to shape the educational provision that we need in Haltwhistle.