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We will create learning environments where young people thrive, developing physically, academically, socially and emotionally. We will ignite curiosity, ambition, aspiration and aptitudes in our young people so they can play the fullest part possible within their communities.

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SEND schools like Ash Trees in Billingham do great things to help children with complex educational needs - but they need more resources.

At yesterday's education debate I raised the need for fairer funding for our SEND schools so that every child gets to reach their potential.

Maureen Morris OBE @maureen9morris
We are extremely proud to share the news that one of the Members of Ascent Academies' Trust, Maureen Morris, has become an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the New Year Honours List 2023.

Portland Academy had a lovely surprise - Santa and the Elf fly through!
Many thanks to Vision for Education for the selection boxes and gifts they suppled.
#VisionforEd #SEND #ChristmasGift

Portland Academy students supporting Christmas Jumper Day 2022 πŸ§‘β€πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸ§‘β€πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸ§‘β€πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸ§‘β€πŸŽ„
#SavetheChildren #specialeducationschools #SEND

Ascent Trust are really proud to announce Hope Wood Academy have achieved the Gold Investing in Children Membership Award. Hope Wood have been successful in renewing the award for the last ten years.
Congratulations and well done everyone #investinginchildren #SEND

Barbara Priestman Head of Academy Andy, all students and staff are so incredibly proud of our amazing young man Alexander – a massive well done with everything you have achieved.
You’re one outstanding young man, look out for Alexander and team on @BBCCiN #RickshawChallenge

#TrusteesWeek2022 All of our Trustees give their time and expertise freely to ensure our Trust is successful in building brighter futures for our young people.

Dream Team https://t.co/DbkrcjaBXk

Our staff are a huge part of what makes college life great. Find out what some of our staff enjoy the most about their jobs! πŸ™Œ #CollegesWeek #LoveOurColleges