Northern Education Trust

Outcomes Focused, Child Centred

NET Primaries Celebrate Success

9th Jan 2019

NET Primaries Celebrate Success

As the Department for Education's Multi Academy Trust (MAT) Performance Tables are published, Northern Education Trust primaries are celebrating their success. In 2018, six of the ten primary academies exceeded the national average for the proportion of 11 year olds reaching the expected standard in reading, writing and maths compared to just two in 2017. Alongside strong attainment, seven academies reported progress results for maths that placed them in the top 25% of schools nationally. There were five also among the top 25% for writing progress and three were among the top 25% for progress in reading.

Of the 32 MATs with ten or more academies, the Trust ranks first for progress in maths, fifth for progress in reading and sixth for progress in writing.

Commenting on the results, Jane Wilson, deputy CEO said:

"As a trust we want to see all children fulfil their potential and achieve the best results possible, not just our children. Our results have improved significantly since last year and reflect the sheer endeavour and persistence needed by teaching staff to make consistent, year on year performance improvements. The children have worked very hard to achieve these results and are to be congratulated. The implementation of the NORTHERN model of school improvement has ensured rigour and consistency and endorses our vision of constantly focusing on standards as we understand outcomes are paramount. Our decision making is driven entirely by what is best for children. By doing this we enhance the life chances of the children and young people in our care'.