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Academies will be closed on Monday 19th September, so staff & students can mark the historic occasion of the Queen’s funeral.
Staff will support pupils in understanding this change in their timetable.
Academies will reopen on Tuesday 20th September

Rest in Peace, Queen Elizabeth II. We are saddened to hear of the death of our Monarch and we will pay tribute to the Lady who was loved around the world.

The new National Plan for Music Education was released by the DfE and I'm excited to say that Barbara Preistman have been included!
On page 44 in the attached document, you will see an extract taken from our case study included in the SEN section.

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The power of music to change lives: a national plan for music education

Sets out our vision for music education and how this can be achieved through partnerships with schools, music hubs, the music and creative sector, ...


Lynn Watson OBE

We are proud to share the news that our Chair of the Board of Trustees, Lynn Watson has received her Order of the British Empire (OBE) in recognition of her services to special educational needs.

Ascent Academies Trust are looking for Care Assistants to work at Ash Trees Academy.

Please see below for more information.



Planning on poverty proofing our academies with support from @povertyproofingcne
I would love someone to tell me how free school meals money is allocated to special academies as its definitely not coming to us via student top up as we are being told. #ESFAgov

Whole School SEND are now recruiting for an exciting opportunity for school-based colleagues across all school types to join eight tailored, regional-based professional development groups. Find out more by clicking the image below, and apply here https://t.co/iL5Wps0wUP #SEND

So proud that our school @b_p_academy part of the @Ascent_Trust family, has achieved the Rainbow Flag Pastoral Support and Effective Policies modules as part of our work within the quality assurance framework to promote inclusion and visibility for our LGBT+ community