Saturday 20 December 2014

Spotlight on sponsors: Academy Transformation Trust

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The DFE has lifted expansion ban on ATT  despite the fact that of their 9 academies inspected since they became ATT academies, 7 require improvement and 2 are good. They are now looking to expand.

We look at their record:

  1. The Dukeries was satisfactory as a community school in 2010, it became an academy in Jan 2013 and was judged requires improvement in Oct 2014.
  2. Jubilee Academy Mossley, was satisfactory in 2011 as community school, converted in Aug 2012, requires improvement Mar 203.
  3. Bristnall Hall, was good as a community school in 2011, opened as academy in Dec 2012, requires improvement Nov 2014
  4. Sutton Community academy, was satisfactory as community school in 2010, converted Jan 2013, judged requires improvement Oct 2014.
  5. Kingsmoor Academy, was inadequate in 2011,  became an academy in Jan 2012, requires improvement June 2014.
  6. Iceni Academy was inadequate in 2012, judged requires improvement in Sept 2014
  7. Nicholas Hamond academy became academy in Nov 2012, was inadequate in 2012 as community school, judged as good in 2014.
  8. Admirals academy was satisfactory in 2012 as community school, became academy in Nov 2012, judged as good in 2014.
  9. Diamond academy, was satisfactory as community school in 2012, became academy in Sept 2012, requires improvement in 2014.

The sponsor has improved 4 schools, 4 schools have stayed the same and one school has got worse. The only school that has shown a dramatic improvement is one school, Nicholas Hamond going from inadequate to good.

Only two of their schools are good and none are outstanding. Is this record good enough to allow the chain to expand? We think not.

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