The Secretary of State, Damian Hinds, spoke at the Schools and Academies Show in London on 3rd April 2019. He expressed his enthusiasm about the work being done in the sector and particularly singled out WISE Academies for the progress made in schools that have joined the trust. WISE Academies was proud to have been mentioned in this speech.
An extract from the Secretary of State’s speech is set out below: –
“I firmly believe that becoming an academy can bring enormous benefits to schools and their pupils.
And that’s often about coming together as a trust. Multi-Academy Trusts are powerful vehicles for improving schools – by sharing expertise, working collaboratively, driving improvements. This is something we want to see more of, because it repeatedly shows that it can improve outcomes for pupils.
Take the WISE Academies in the North East, which has taken on nine sponsored academies since 2012, all of which had serious performance concerns. Since then every single school inspected has been judged as good or outstanding by Ofsted.”
The full speech can be found here