News and Articles

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


The Members and Trustees were delighted to invite all Members, Trustees and Academy Councillors to the Trusts Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on the 18 December 2020. Along with the formal business of presenting the accounts a review of the key highlights of the year across three key themes – Pupils, Staff and Community were presented to highlight the hard work and success the trust has achieved in what has been an unprecedented year. Below is that slide presented capturing the key areas.

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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