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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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  • Ian Moore appointed at St James

    Published 24/09/19, by Stephen Clarke

    New principal appointed from proven management team

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  • GCSE Results improve in all four academies

    Published 24/09/19, by Stephen Clarke

    Improvements shown in attainment and progress

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  • Pegasus Academy goes up a grade

    Published 24/09/19, by Stephen Clarke

    Ofsted inspection says school is improving

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  • Learning with Artificial Intelligence

    Published 01/03/19, by e4 education

    Century AI software is introduced to accelerate learners’ progress in English, Mathematics and Science.

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  • Emma Edwards-Morgan appointed as Principal at The Link Academy

    Published 01/01/19, by e4 education

    As an ex-pupil, Emma becomes a news story when she finds some of her schoolgirl artwork still on display.

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  • £500,000 investment in IT

    Published 01/12/18, by e4 education

    Delivery starts of 1,080 new PCs and 280 laptops. Dudley College donates another 100 PCs. Major improvements are made to cabling and wireless networks.

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  • Pandas encourage attendance

    Published 01/12/18, by e4 education

    Perfect Attendance – No Days Absent attendance strategy is launched across the Trust.

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  • Upgrade initiative

    Published 01/11/18, by e4 education

    The Academy day is extended by one period on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for all Year 11s.

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  • Introducing Values Driven Expectations

    Published 02/09/18, by e4 education

    A new system of rewards and behaviour management brings a different culture to the schools and a boost to teaching and learning in the classrooms.

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  • All change!

    Published 01/09/18, by e4 education

    Learners start the term with new uniforms (free blazers and ties), a new school day and new teaching methods centred around Collaborative Learning.

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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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