Academy goes from Special Measures to GOOD

Ian Ramsey Church of England Academy has proven that it is possible to turn around its fortunes, having been rated as GOOD in all categories by Ofsted in an inspection report about to be published, three years after being put into special measures. The inspection was the first since the...
RE Success

Academy bucks the RE teaching trend to be rated outstanding

The Venerable Bede Church of England Academy in Tunstall Bank, Sunderland, has bucked the recently reported statistics on RE education in schools and is rewarded with an ‘Outstanding’ designation in a recent inspection. A recent survey published by the Religious Education Council and the National Association of Teachers of RE...

Secondary students help lead the transition for year 6 leavers at services held in...

Nearly two and a half thousand students from schools throughout the Diocese of Durham have  been attending school leavers services at Durham Cathedral ahead of making the move from primary to secondary school. Children attended six services throughout the week taking part in a series of prayer station workshop activities...

Archbishop Visits Venerable Bede CofE Academy

The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, visited The Venerable Bede Church of England Academy today Friday 3rd March as part of ‘Talking Jesus’ a four day mission to the Diocese of Durham. The Archbishop met with students and teachers at the Tunstall Bank, Sunderland Academy, part of the Dayspring...

IT’S BACK TO SCHOOL FOR ACADEMY PARENTS

More than 40 parents of students in years 10 and 11 at Ian Ramsey Church of England Academy in Stockton, have been amongst the first learning how to support their children’s exam preparation and revision by going back to school to learn the latest techniques themselves. Ian Ramsey, a Church...

SCHOOLS RISE TO WELL-BEING CHALLENGE

Five Church of England Secondary Schools in the Diocese of Durham have risen to the challenge of tackling stress and improving the wellbeing of students through the use of Prayer Spaces in their schools. Responding to the Diocese’s Prayer Spaces in Schools Project launched in 2015, Headteachers from the 5...

The Pulse

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Sixth form centre opening sees dream turn into reality

The sixth form centre at Whitburn Church of England Academy is to be officially opened on Wednesday May 25 in an event that will stand testament to the vision of a former headteacher whose dream it was to see the development come to fruition.The Rt Revd Stephen Conway, Bishop...

Transformed lives – Church Schools celebrated in Pupil Premium Awards

Published By: The Church of England Church of England Schools were winners in two out of four categories in the Pupil Premium Awards last night (May 12).The Rt Revd Stephen Conway, Bishop of Ely and lead Bishop on education said: “The Church of England is committed to serving the transformation of the life...