Corngreaves and Timbertree Primary Schools in Cradley Heath today welcomed back their pupils and staff after the half term break for their first day as academies.
The two new academies have joined United Learning – a group of over 30 academies and independent schools including 20 with primary provision. As part of United Learning, the academies will be able to share best practice with schools across the country and staff will benefit from the Group’s wide range of high-quality professional development opportunities.
Michelle Green, Head Teacher of Corngreaves Primary School, said:
‘Today follows a thorough consultation with staff and parents who, together with the governors, strongly welcome our move to academy status. As an academy, we will retain everything that is already “Outstanding” about Corngreaves Primary School and will work with United Learning to continue to enhance the opportunities available to our pupils.’
Hayley Walker, Head Teacher of Timbertree Primary School, said:
‘We are very pleased to have become an academy and to have joined United Learning. We are excited about all the opportunities being part of United Learning creates for our pupils, staff and parents and we look forward to meeting all the other schools in the Group and working with them.’
Welcoming both schools into United Learning, Andy Buck, Managing Director of Academies, said:
‘I am delighted to welcome both Corngreaves and Timbertree Primary Schools into United Learning. Both schools have a huge amount to offer United Learning and we look forward to learning from them as well as sharing our own expertise and resources. They are both very welcome additions to our growing group of schools.’