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Welcome from the Chief Executive

As I write this, the Trust has been in existence for less than two years and has been operational for only three terms. With the backing of our sponsor, Dudley College of Technology, much has been achieved in this short time.

We have recruited numerous excellent staff to our academies and made some outstanding appointments to their leadership teams. Our Central Team is successfully supporting the teachers in each academy, sharing best practice and helping them to set higher and higher standards.

Jo Higgins
Chief Executive

We have introduced a proven system of rewards and behaviour management that has changed the culture of our classrooms, accompanied by a raft of new approaches to teaching.

Many £millions have already been invested in our academies and many more will be invested in the year to come. Pupils are now using Artificial Intelligence to help with their learning and revision, and most of them are sitting at brand new computers. Behind the scenes, there have been many other developments that will bring huge positive benefits to our pupils in the future.

All four of our secondary academies have improved achievement and progress at GCSE, a remarkable step forward after so little time.

We have even bigger plans for the years to come. We set ourselves ambitious targets for improving the educational performance of all four academies. We aim to build a centre of educational excellence and best practice that will significantly change the prospects for its pupils and the outcomes that they can aspire to. Our academies will inspire learners to achieve their best, to ‘Dream Big’ and to know that a variety of positive life choices are within their reach. We are determined to deliver on those objectives.

The DAT Revolution

The DAT Revolution

Creating Inspirational Schools

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