This year, United Learning, in collaboration with the Rugby Football Union (RFU), has launched an exciting pilot programme across 14 of our secondary academies to enhance the coordination and delivery of rugby union activities and ultimately encourage more young people into the sport. Driving the initiative are United Learning’s newly appointed Rugby Union Specialists, James Wright and Alex Wilson, who are respectively working with academies in the North West of England and along the South coast.
As the new academic year gets underway, we spoke to James and Alex who told us how they hope to benefit students and staff through their role and why it’s so important – now more than ever – that we encourage our young people into grassroots sport.
Marking a successful start to the new academic year, students and staff at Northampton Academy are celebrating after the school received a ‘We Invest in Wellbeing’ silver accreditation from Investors in People.
Today, students at Lambeth Academy on Elms Road got the chance to quiz their local MP on what it is like to work in politics, as part of a week-long careers experience.
Students and staff at The Totteridge Academy (TTA) are celebrating after one of their PE teachers was crowned the 2021 South of England Senior Women's Triple Jump Champion. Lia Stephenson, who is coming to the end of her teacher training programme at TTA, achieved this fantastic accolade at Bedford International Stadium in June.
Determined to make his school playground a more inviting and comfortable place for his fellow pupils, Southway Primary School pupil Nathan Tilley decided to raise money to buy more benches. The Bognor Regis pupil hoped that the introduction of ‘buddy benches’ would give those pupils, who might feel lonely at break times, somewhere to sit and talk to others.
A group of students from Parkside Community College have taken second place in a national competition run by London’s Design Museum.
Last month, almost 4,500 primary pupils across the Group joined together for a series of virtual singing and body percussion assemblies as part of Green Love.
As Kettering Buccleuch Academy’s youngest pupils returned to school after the half term break on Monday, there was an added cause for celebration as their new Early Years outdoor area was officially opened. Scott Edwards, Mayor of Kettering, cut the ribbon to officially open the new area which comprises an array of exciting play equipment including a sandpit and performance space.
Three ambitious and hard-working Swindon Academy Year 11 students are set to take up places at Marlborough College’s Sixth Form after being awarded full scholarships.
This month, Salford City Academy (SCA) is embarking on an exciting renovation project which will see significant improvements to several learning spaces as well as the creation of new performing arts, ICT and science facilities.