The first specialist Arts Colleges were designated in 1997. Brunts submitted a successful bid to become a joint Arts College with All Saints RC School with effect from September 2002. A successful bid for redesignation as a single Arts College was submitted in 2006, and again in 2010.
Specialist Schools Trust
Brunts is one of over 2400 schools affiliated to the Specialist Schools Trust which provides a wide range of benefits to members including significant financial benefits and a wide range of training and networking opportunities.
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The Evolve Trust and its three academies, Brunts, Beech and Bramble have secured the national ‘Leading Aspect Award’ for Educational innovation. A team of people led by Michael Lucas – Head of Raising Achievement have made significant strides this year on enhancing the professional learning journeys for their staff, which has had a positive on our disadvantaged pupils both academically and pastorally.
Michael Lucas –Head of Raising Achievement said, “Supporting staff to work more effectively with parents and their children has improved attainment and achievement across the academies. It also highlights how the three academies are utilising the Pupil Premium (PP) funding to maximize the impact on our disadvantaged young people”
Opening doors to learning for all stakeholders sets out The Evolve Trusts’ approach for ‘Closing the Gap’ for pupils to achieve their potential and ultimately improve their life chances. It enables staff at all levels to access and contribute to a professional learning pathway.
Claire- Marie Cuthbert – CEO said “I am delighted that the Evolve Trust has been given this prestigious ‘Leading Aspect Award’. It recognises the dedication and commitment of our staff, parents and children to secure an ambitious future for all”
All Academies within the Trust provide outstanding education by creating an inspiring, opportunity-rich learning environment for all. Five hundred and fifty-three children across the three academies have benefited from the professional learning journeys undertaken by staff and this innovative approach will be embedded throughout the academic year and beyond.
Brunts secure Governor Mark Accreditation
The Brunts Academy is extremely proud to have secured Governor Mark accreditation. Governor Mark is a national award which provides external evaluation of the quality of governance in a school. This is a challenging award. Not only does a governing body need to show that it follows good procedures and fulfils statutory duties, but there is a high value placed on evidence of impact – the difference the governing body makes to a school.
Sometimes governors work hard and make a real difference, but no proper record is ever made of this. Governor Mark helps to sharpen practice as well as create the framework through which governor support and challenge can be shown through real evidence.
The Brunts Academy is extremely appreciative of the leadership, support and challenge our governors provide. This demonstrates that all levels of leadership are united in securing our vision – to open minds, creating opportunities for all to believe in themselves, achieve their potential and develop the skills needed to succeed and enjoy life.
We are proud that the effective work of our governors has been recognised through this award.
CPLD Quality Mark Success!
As we move in to the final few days of term, it gives me great pleasure to announce that we are the first Multi Academy Trust in the country to be awarded the CPLD quality mark for outstanding practice. This is in relation to our work with the professional learning pathways at the Trust and the professional learning cycles that our staff have participated in at our Academies this year.
It was a real team effort and over the course of the four days of assessment, we scored 205 out of a possible 210 across the audit tool and framework.
The Assessor, Robert Haywood, commented on the professionalism of the staff he interviewed, the rigour that had gone into the professional learning pathways, the quality of audit tool completion and the alignment of the Academies to the wider vision on the Trust.