The Buzz – Dudley Academies Trust Autumn Newsletter

I am delighted to report an excellent start to the autumn term as we return to our rebranded academies. You will have noticed the smart new signage and the significant building work taking place across the Trust; indeed, we managed to secure almost £5 million of funding to carry out a range of essential works in the schools. This continuing investment will be a key feature of our strategic plan as we move forward.

It is wonderful to see our learners wearing their new uniforms with pride and to see how behaviour in the schools has been transformed in a very short space of time. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support with our Values Driven Expectations behaviour model; when schools and parents work closely together, then we have a strong force for change.

You will receive our newsletter every half term. This is one of the ways in which we will be sending news to you about what is happening across our four academies, and how the Trust is making progress. Each academy will also send out its own news and, in future, we will also be developing the use of Facebook and other social media so that you can see the learning, sporting and many extra-curricular activities that are available to your sons and daughters.

We hope that your children are already telling you about their work and the other aspects of their school lives; we are also committed to helping you to understand how you can be a part of their secondary school experience.All in all, we could not have had a better start to this academic year and we are already excited about the second part of the Autumn Term.

Please click here to read the first edition of the DAT Newsletter, ‘The Buzz, online or click here to download a PDF copy to your device.

Jo Higgins