New era for Peterborough school

The first day of term last week marked the start of a new academic year and a new era for Upwood Primary School, which joined Thomas Deacon Education Trust (TDET) to become Upwood Primary Academy.

Sunday, 16th September 2018, 10:00 am
First day of term at Upwood Primary Academy.

The school, in Upwood, near Ramsey, is the fourth to join the multi-academy trust, alongside Thomas Deacon Academy, Queen Katharine Academy and Gladstone Primary Academy.

Mrs Sharon Whitelaw, headteacher at Upwood Primary Academy, said: “We are very excited to be joining TDET and for the new opportunities that being part of a multi-academy trust will bring. We are particularly looking forward to working with other schools in the Trust to further improve standards for our children as we strive towards becoming an ‘Outstanding’ school. TDET will provide a collaborative platform for shared learning and resources which will benefit all children and young people within the Trust, enriching the lives of all stakeholders. We are keen to begin the journey with TDET straight away!”

Julie Taylor, chief executive officer of TDET, added: “We are thrilled to welcome Upwood Primary Academy on board as they will undoubtedly be a great asset to the Trust. We are looking forward to seeing the fantastic ideas and collaboration that will come from our schools working together and sharing best practice, as we continue to work towards providing the best education for our communities. It is important to us that we are inclusive of people from all backgrounds and unite them in their desire to learn and achieve. Upwood Primary Academy joining the Trust is a key part of that and we are delighted to be working with them.”

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TDET is a multi-academy trust that unites and empowers like-minded schools into a force to achieve the very best for its students. At the heart of the Trust’s vision is a profound belief that difference is a strength to be valued and celebrated.

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