News and Articles

The latest news, articles, features and blogs from around the trust.

Head of School – Birchen Coppice Academy

The Head of School is an Associate post, reflecting the role of the Executive Headteacher who assumes full legal responsibility as Headteacher of the academy (defined in the current School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document).

The core purpose of the Head of School (Associate Headteacher) at Birchen Coppice Primary Academy is to provide professional leadership and management of the school within the context of a multi-academy trust. Second only to the Executive Headteacher, the Head of School is the leading professional in the academy. Accountable to the Executive Headteacher and Board of Trustees, the Head of School ensures the academy is effectively managed and organised to meet the objectives and strategic priorities of the trust.


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School Business Manager – NMPA

We are currently looking to recruit a School Business Manager to play a key role in the administration and leadership of Northfield Manor Primary Academy, located in Northfield, Birmingham. Northfield Manor is part of Victoria Academies Trust a multi-academy trust in the West Midlands. Victoria Academies Trust is a well-established, high-performing MAT that operates (and sponsors) eight academies across the region, including Birmingham, Sandwell, Staffordshire, Walsall and Worcestershire LA.

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Ballot Street Spice Video

Watch Ballot Street Spice (a new young-person led social enterprise to come out of Victoria Park Primary Academy) take to the streets of Smethwick with Cocoso the Camel to collect spice stories through the generations, as part of their latest project, 'Memories of Spice from Smethwick'.

The DfE wants to change EYFS

Ofsted's recent report into the Reception year is misguided and is a sign of things moving backwards at the inspection body, says this director of EYFS

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