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REAch2 Riverside Academy in Rugby has been recognised by OfSTED for significant improvements in its provision, including in teaching and learning. The school, which was previously known as Newbold Riverside, joined the REAch2 Academy Trust as a sponsored academy in November 2012.  Inspectors, who judged the school as ‘good’ overall, said that, since becoming an

‘Celebrating Staffordshire’ saw a coming together of three new REAch2 academy communities to celebrate their pupils as the future pioneers of business and society in Staffordshire and the formation, with Scientia Academy, of the new REAch2 Staffordshire Academy Trust.   The teams from Heath Hayes, Norton Canes and Springhill primary academies showed true signs of

Woodside Academy was branded as “failing” in 2012 and is now on the way up. Ofsted inspectors, who visited The Woodside Primary Academy at the end of April, recognised the significant improvements that had taken place since Shane Tewes was appointed by the REAch2 Academy Trust as full-time headteacher in September 2013. They awarded the

REAch2’s Chief Executive, Steve Lancashire, and Deputy Chief Executive, Cathie Paine met the Prime Minister, David Cameron, on Monday evening. Steve and Cathie were attending an invitation only reception at Downing Street to recognise and celebrate excellence in state education. The invitation is recognition of the Trust’s impact so far and the difference it is

Hillyfield Academy has been named as one of only 9 schools nationally to be awarded The Assessment Innovation Fund. This award has been made to further develop a Skills Passport – the brainchild and product of much hard work from James White (now Deputy Head at Dover Road Primary Academy). The skills Passport supports children and teachers

REAch2 Aerodrome Academy was announced as a ‘Highly Commended Finalist’ in the category of Primary School of the Year at the Shine a Light Awards in London on 3rd April. The awards, organised by Pearson and the Communications Trust, recognise best practice in supporting not just children with speech, language and communication difficulties, but the development of all children

Staff & Pupils at Dover Road Academy featured on Newsnight on 11th December. The Trust was approached by Newsnight as they were keen to visit a school where improvements are currently being led by teachers and leaders, with the support of an Academy Trust such as ours. The children on Dover Road’s school council made

REAch2 has submitted written evidence to the House of Commons Education Select Committee’s current inquiry into academies. The submission, which has now been published, has provided us with an opportunity to share our approach and vision for the Trust more widely, whilst also contributing to wider national thinking around the successful development of academies and academy chains. Our submission