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…

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…

A great awards night for Olive AP Academy – Thurrock

Olive AP Academy – Thurrock had a great night at this year’s Thurrock Education Awards held on Friday 29th November 2019. The prestigious awards night brings together all schools, EYFS settings and colleges from across Thurrock. There were over 430 nominations for the awards this year and Olive Academies was delighted that Adam Guilbert, Teacher…

Great news! Exam results 2019

Our three alternative provision (AP) academies in East London and East of England have all performed way above national averages for AP schools and pupil referral units in this year’s exams. Exams results for 2019 from across the Trust tell the story of how strong leadership in our academies, continued improvements across the Trust, high…

Olive AP Academy – Havering wins award

The annual Havering Learning Partnership awards were held on Thursday 20th June 2019 to recognise the progress, best practice and achievements of schools in the London Borough of Havering. A total of 19 schools, academies and colleges submitted nominations and attended the presentation. Three Olive AP Academy – Havering staff were nominated for individual awards…