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STEP Executive Headteacher designated a National Leader of Education

The Trust is delighted that Paul Glover, STEP Executive Headteacher, has been designated a National Leader of Education (NLE). This is deserved recognition for Paul’s excellent work to rapidly improve standards in vulnerable partner schools, including: Applegarth Academy, Wolsey Junior Academy and Angel Oak Academy (formerly Gloucester Primary School). Paul joins Mark Ducker as the second NLE…

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Angel Oak Academy joins STEP

On 1st February 2015, Angel Oak Academy (formerly Gloucester Primary School) joined The STEP Academy Trust. As well as benefiting from full membership of STEP, Angel Oak will join forces with partner STEP Academies to further the mission and vision of the Trust.

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STEP approved as sponsor for Gloucester Primary School

On Wednesday 12th November 2014, the Secretary of State for Education, Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP, issued an Academy Order enabling Gloucester Primary School to join STEP as a sponsored academy. In accordance with current requirements, the Trust will organise a period of consultation – 24th November to 16th January – which will seek to engage all key stakeholders. In…

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Gloucester Primary School votes to join STEP

On Tuesday 30th September, the Governing Body of Gloucester Primary School voted unanimously to seek permission from the Department for Education to become an academy sponsored by The STEP Academy Trust. We are delighted that the rapid improvements evident since the start of the partnership earlier this term, persuaded governors that a long-term partnership is in the best interests of…

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La Fontaine Academy opens for business

On Thursday 11th September, after months of meticulous planning,  La Fontaine Academy finally opened on its temporary site in Bromley. With just four classes (two reception, a year 1 and year 2) the Academy will start small, and grow to a roll of up to 630 pupils. As the name would suggest, La Fontaine Academy will offer a…

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STEP a finalist in the 2014 EducationInvestor Awards

The STEP Academy Trust is delighted to have been selected as a finalist in the 2014 EducationInvestor Awards. These prestigious awards are designed to promote excellence and innovation in the education sector. STEP has been shortlisted in the category, “School Operator – Academy Chain”. The winners will be announced at a ceremony on Thursday 13th…

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STEP enters into partnership with Gloucester Primary School

Over the past few months, STEP has been building its capacity in readiness for future partnership working. As part of this process, Tim Mills (pictured right) was appointed STEP Headteacher. Tim is currently leading a successful teaching school in Wandsworth and will be a valuable addition to the STEP Leadership Team when he joins our…

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Enhanced Learning Provision opens at Applegarth Academy

After months of planning and subsequent building works, Applegarth Academy’s Speech and Language Centre opened its “state-of-the-art” facility. The memorable opening ceremony, which included a video message from Arsenal legend, Ian Wright (pictured right), marked the beginning of a new era for this vital borough-wide service. Croydon Advertiser Article, Friday 6th June 2014  

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La Fontaine Academy to join STEP

A little over a month ago, The STEP Academy Trust was approached by a group seeking anew sponsor to support their French specialist free school. Led by a dynamic Headteacher,  Sebastien Chapleau (pictured right) the group demonstrated that they share the vision of STEP and, as a result, directors felt a partnership would not only benefit their…

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Gonville Academy wins Naace Leadership Impact Award

The STEP Academy Trust is delighted that Gonville Academy has been awarded the 2014 Naace Leadership Impact Award. A prestigious national accolade, it recognises the way in which the Academy’s leadership team has used new technologies to drive the improvement agenda as well as facilitate its partnership work through STEP.

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