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Oct 2, 2017

Shaw Education Trust celebrates Key Stage 3 success.


The Shaw Education Trust held its inaugural ‘graduation’ ceremony for Key Stage 3 students today at Keele University. The Exceptional Achievement Award ceremony celebrates the success of year 9 students, across all academies in the Trust, who have performed above and beyond expectation. The event brought together students from each of its secondary phase schools:  students from Blackfriars Academy, Coppice Academy, Castlebrook High School, Great Barr Academy, Madeley School, Saxon Hill Academy, Walton Hall Academy and Wolstanton High School joined with their parents and head teachers to share their success. Jo Morgan, Chief Executive at Shaw Education Trust said, “We believe that every young person can achieve great things; our academies provide the opportunity for all to excel. We want to celebrate our young peoples’ success and promote aspiration through high achievement.”

Julie Yarwood, Director of Education added, “Raising academic aspirations and promoting excellence for all has had tangible impact on outcomes across the Trust this year. Madeley School for example, scored the highest percentage of year 11 students achieving grade 5, or higher, across all of Staffordshire in 2017 GCSE outcomes. An incredible success story.”

Mrs Hobson, Deputy Headteacher at Wolstanton High School said, “The graduation celebrations have had a tremendous impact on the motivation of our pupils during year 9. The pupils were excited when they discovered that they had graduated and we are now looking forward to our next year 9 group rising to the challenge.”

Mrs Armstrong, Principal at Castlebrook High School confirmed, “The excitement around the event is palpable and infectious, it has added motivation and challenge to the aspirations of our students who are chomping at the bit to take their place at the ceremony next year.”