Department for Education announces funding package to support the transition of Year 11 students in alternative provision

Olive Academies is delighted that funding from the Department for Education has been secured for targeted transition and mentoring support for Year 11 pupils in alternative provision (AP) schools and academies across England. Mark Vickers, Chief Executive at Olive Academies and Chair of the AP/SEND MAT CEO Network, has been involved in weekly discussions with…

Olive Academies partners with Thomas Deacon Education Trust to support launch of new alternative provision academy in Peterborough

On 1st May 2020 Peterborough’s Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) joined the Thomas Deacon Education Trust (TDET) and was renamed the Richard Barnes Academy.   Olive Academies was invited by the Department for Education to support TDET on this new project. It marks the first time two multi-academy trusts have worked together to launch an alternative…

An update from Olive Academies in response to the Coronavirus

On 18 March 2020 the Prime Minister announced school closures as part of the government’s strategy to control the spread of the Coronavirus across England. In response, Olive Academies staff from across our network pulled together, worked fast and developed new support plans for all our students and their families. These plans were rolled out…

Trustees’ Away Day 2020

This week Olive Academies’ trustees and members gathered for their annual away day. It was an opportunity for in-depth discussion and analysis of the trust’s work and strategic direction. The focus was on ensuring that our network of academies delivers the best learning and outcomes for all the children and young people we support. There…