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Post-Covid: ‘Closing the Gap’ on lost learning

Autumn term is likely to be the most challenging that any teacher has experienced for generations. There is understandably huge concern about the impact of school closures during the COVID-19 lockdown. There is concern both about the face-to-face learning time pupils have missed, and about a possible extended ‘summer learning loss’ effect where learning prior…

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Cornwall Virtual School Games 2020: Results!

#CornwallVSG2020. The Cornwall Virtual School Games 2020, sponsored by the University of Exeter, began on Monday 22nd June and ended with a closing ‘congratulations’ ceremony on Friday 26th June. The Games had over 10,000 unique participants and nearly 40,000 individual results registered. This is an outstanding level of engagement from across the County. During this week children of all abilities…

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New primary school to join CELT in September

We are delighted to be able to formally announce that Pondhu Primary School in St Austell will join our family of academies this September. Pondhu’s Governing Body has given careful consideration to the decision, including getting expert external advice, and has concluded that this is definitely the best step forward for the school. Debbie Tregellas,…

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First ever virtual Cornwall School Games

This week we are so excited to announce the opening of the first ever Cornwall Virtual School Games sponsored by the University of Exeter! This year Cornwall is celebrating ten years of it’s annual School Games. One of our CELT secondary schools, Poltair School, was due to host the Games this year. This has not been…

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Unlockdown: welcome back Years 10 and 12!

The government acknowledges that the necessary five tests for easing the lockdown in England have now been met. As part of the country’s unlockdown plan, this week our CELT secondary academies were delighted to welcome Years 10 and 12 back to school. Since the beginning of lockdown our CELT academies have been dedicated to delivering…

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A chance to end ‘holiday hunger’ for good?

We are delighted to announce that children across our CELT academies who are eligible for free school meals will receive a six-week food voucher from the government’s Covid Summer Food Fund to cover the summer holiday period, after a high-profile campaign by footballer Marcus Rashford. The food vouchers will be worth £15 per week per…

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Covid update: reopening CELT academies

The DfE have issued the following guidance, to which our CELT academies will be adhering, wherever possible: Education and childcare settings are already open to priority groups. Now that we have made progress in reducing the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19) we are encouraging all eligible children to attend – it is no longer necessary for…

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