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LAT academies featured in ITN documentary on IB Programmes

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

As part of their 50th Anniversary celebrations, the International Baccalaureate Organisation commissioned ITN (Independent Television News) to produce a documentary about IB Programmes in the UK. Leigh Academies Trust were of particular interest due to the implementation of the IB Career-related Programme in five secondary academies, as well as the groundbreaking initiative to introduce the […]

We remembered them

Sunday, November 11th, 2018

Students, staff and governors of academies within Leigh Academies Trust, together with members of the Royal British Legion, the Stationers’ Livery Company and other distinguished guests came together on Friday morning to remember the fallen service men and women of the two World Wars and the 12,000 killed or injured since 1945. Students across the […]

Dartford Primary Academy wins a top prize with Busters Book Club

Thursday, November 8th, 2018

Dartford Primary Academy were extremely proud to win a top prize in a recent competition with Busters book club. All pupils at DPA really enjoy taking part in busters book club and it is really helping to develop their love for reading and their literacy skills. In celebration assembly every week class winners for Busters […]

Official Opening of Inspiration Academy @ The Leigh UTC

Friday, October 19th, 2018

The official opening of Inspiration Academy @ The Leigh UTC took place this week and students and staff were delighted to welcome over 50 guests to the occasion including Charles Parker, Chief Executive of The Baker Dearing Educational Trust, The Mayor and Lady Mayor of Dartford, Jeremy Kite, Leader of Dartford Borough Council, Ash Merchant […]

Eastcote Primary Academy student wins gold medal at British Minors Judo Championships

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

Eastcote Primary Academy, year 5 pupil Hamza Nuritdinov has competed regularly in Judo for many years, winning several competitions. On Sunday 14th October, Hamza competed in the British Minors Championship for his age group and weight category. Despite being one of the youngest, he won all his fights and so was awarded the gold medal […]

Student Question time at Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy was delighted to host its first Careers Student Question time on Wednesday 10th October in partnership with the Stationers’ Livery Company. Based upon the popular TV show, a panel of diverse business people were invited to the academy to answer students questions on their career paths. Ably Chaired by Stationer, Rupert […]

Danny Thorpe, Royal Greenwich Leader visits The Halley Academy and Leigh Academy Blackheath

Monday, October 15th, 2018

Leigh Academies Trust (LAT) was delighted to welcome Danny Thorpe, Leader of The Royal Borough of Greenwich to Leigh Academy Blackheath and The Halley Academy accompanied by LAT’s CEO, Simon Beamish. Danny, a former teacher himself, engaged in an informed conversation about the strategic developments and significant improvements that have already taken place at The […]

#Leighideas2018 launches across LAT primaries

Friday, October 12th, 2018

Working with 7 Billion Ideas, www.7billionideas.com, Leigh Academies Trust launched #Leighideas2018 this week. All LAT primary academies will take part in the project which will culminate in an inter Trust final in December to be hosted by Strood Academy. Pictured is 7 Billion Ideas facilitator, Charlie, introducing the project to year 3 students at Cherry […]

World Space Week at The Leigh UTC and Inspiration Academy

Thursday, October 11th, 2018

To start World Space Week, The Leigh UTC had a visit from STEM ambassador, Marino Saksida. Marino is the Chairman of the Association of Retired ESA Staff, UK branch, ARES UK. During three presentations initially to  years 10 and 11, then years 7 and 8 from Inspiration Academy and then post 16 students, Marino talked briefly […]