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Equine therapy: supporting our children’s mental health & wellbeing

Supporting our pupils’ mental health and wellbeing across all our academy sites has always been fundamental to our core values. We know instances of mental health problems in children are increasing with one in six children nationally now having a recognisable mental health need. Our academies are committed to providing a range of approaches to…

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Closing the Gap: Research Partnership Launch

We are very excited to be launching a research partnership between CELT, Kingsbridge Research School, Cornwall Associate Research School and The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF). Our Closing the Gap: Metacognition & Equity for All programme will be formally launched on the 29th January. What is the Closing the Gap: Metacognition & Equity for All programme?…

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Meet CELT’s New HR Manager

Leanne Randall has been appointed to the role of CELT HR Manager with effect from 1st January 2021. Leanne is an experienced HR professional with 14 years’ service within education including primary, secondary, further and higher education. She has particular expertise in resourcing, performance management, training and system development. Most recently Leanne has been working…

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Meet CELT’s New Chief Operating Officer

Clare Ridehalgh joined us as our Chief Operating Officer on 1st January 2021. Clare was previously employed as the Deputy CEO (Operations) at Kernow Learning (formerly known as TLAT) and her ability as an operational leader is recognised locally and regionally. Clare is designated as a Specialist Leader in Education for Academy Transition and Business…

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Newquay Primary Academy: Consultation

As part of the process of opening a new school, Cornwall Education Learning Trust is required to hold a consultation exercise (under Section 10 of the Academies Act 2010) to determine whether the Trust should enter into a funding agreement with the Secretary of State to set up a free school. We will be running a six-week consultation period from 5th October to…

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The Eco Patch: Inspirational outdoor learning at Brannel

One of our CELT academies, Brannel School, was in the news this week. The school has just been granted planning permission by Cornwall Council for a new classroom extension. ‘The Eco Patch’, as it has been named, will inject new life into learning outdoors. The development includes a new classroom and miniature smallholding with chickens,…

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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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