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With Samuel Ward Academy Trust bidding to build two new special schools in Ipswich and Romford, we spoke to Georgina Ellis, headteacher of our Churchill Special Free School, about what is the secret behind their success. Churchill was rated as 'Outstanding' by Ofsted in 2015.

 

Samuel Ward Academy Trust have announced that they are bidding to run a new special free school in Romford.

They are developing plans which will be submitted to the Department for Education and the London Borough of Havering at the end of November.

The Trust’s proposals meet published specifications for new special schools which SWAT believe they have the infrastructure, vision and experience to deliver.

A new building on the site of a Newmarket primary school has the “wow factor”.

That is the opinion of Lisa Tweed, headteacher at Houldsworth Valley Primary Academy, following the formal opening of the school’s new classroom block.

Christened the Proud Building, the expansive space incorporates a dance studio and science classrooms and is already making a big difference to teaching, according to Mrs Tweed.

Samuel Ward Academy Trust have announced that they are bidding to run a new special free school in Ipswich.

They are developing plans which will be submitted to the Department for Education and Suffolk County Council at the end of November.

The bid to open the Samuel Ward Ipswich Special Free School meets Suffolk County Council’s specification of a developing a specialist provision for 60 learners in Lindbergh Road, Ipswich.

A primary school is celebrating after going from special measures to ‘Good’ in the eyes of Ofsted inspectors in just three years.

Coupals Primary Academy in Haverhill was judged to be ‘Good’ in all gradings following the recent inspection.

The standard of teaching and pupil behaviour both came in for praise while headteacher David Maguire was described as “instrumental” in the school’s improvement.

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