News and Articles

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

Class Teacher – VPA

Victoria Park Academy is a growing 3 form entry Primary school in Smethwick and the lead academy of Victoria Academies Trust. The trust aims to build a family of outstanding schools who share a passion for powerful, immersive and creative learning. We are looking to appoint a class teacher to work within the school and welcome applications from teachers with a range of experience. The class year will be dependent upon experience and skills. 

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Head of IT / Network Manager

A unique opportunity exists to join Victoria Academies Trust and Victoria Park as Head of IT and Academy Network Manager. 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 with our first free school due to open in September 2019.

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Head of School – Victoria Park Academy

Victoria Park Primary Academy is the lead school within Victoria Academies Trust. It is an expanding primary school in Smethwick catering for children from a wide variety of ethnicities and backgrounds. Victoria Academies is an established multi-academy trust created on 1st January 2014. It began as a single academy and is named after the founder school, Victoria Park in Smethwick. It became the first primary school in the local authority (Sandwell) to convert to an academy in April 2012. Almost two years later it became the lead school and sponsor within Victoria Academies Trust.

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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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