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The DAT Revolution

It takes time and great effort to create great schools, but we believe that with years of investment, improvement, strong leadership and great teaching, we can achieve excellence for our learners. Here is our story so far:

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  • A new identity

    Published 02/08/18, by e4 education

    High Arcal Academy becomes Beacon Hill Academy, Holly Hall Academy is now Pegasus Academy, Hillcrest Academy changes to The Link Academy and Castle Academy is re-named St James Academy The names have been developed by students.

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  • Developing our estate

    Published 01/08/18, by e4 education

    Work starts on £4.5 million worth of improvements to the fabric of the four academies.

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  • First appointments to the Central Team

    Published 01/06/18, by e4 education

    Experienced professionals are recruited to lead on data management, estates, finance, HR, IT, marketing and leadership development.

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  • Andy Landers appointed Principal at Pegasus Academy

    Published 01/05/18, by e4 education

    Andy moves over from the SLT at Hillcrest.

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  • SMART curriculum

    Published 01/04/18, by e4 education


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  • Launch of Strategic Plan 2018-20

    Published 05/03/18, by e4 education

    The Trust explains what it is going to achieve over the next three years and how it will achieve its ambitious targets.

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  • Introducing the Trust values

    Published 02/03/18, by e4 education

    Following a student leadership day, learners come up with the Trust values.

    • Dreaming big
    • Rewarding effort
    • Leading together
    • Respecting each other and our world
    • Learning that inspires.
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  • Jo Higgins appointed Chief Executive

    Published 01/11/17, by e4 education

    Jo Higgins joins from Penistone Grammar School with the aim of transforming the performance and estates of the four schools.

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  • Our new mission and vision:

    Published 01/09/17, by e4 education

    Working together we will develop inspirational schools which instil ambition and desire in young learners, open their minds, widen their horizons and equip them to succeed in a challenging world.

    Find out more about our Vision & Mission.

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  • DAT Announces Board of Trustees

    Published 01/08/17, by e4 education

    The Trustees comprise highly successful leaders from education, business and the public sector.

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  • Launch of Dudley Academies Trust

    Published 01/07/17, by e4 education

    Four Dudley secondary schools are brought together under the sponsorship of Dudley College of Technology to form a new Multi Academy Trust.

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