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  • John Port Spencer opens new Post-16 building designed by former student

    Published 09/02/24

    The building was designed by Thinking Buildings and will feature a café area, IT space and eco-friendly facilities. John Port Spencer Academy officially unveiled its new Post-16 building, designed by Thinking Buildings with support from former student Jess Moore.

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  • Portland Spencer academy celebrates "Outstanding" Ofsted with ASPIRE Week

    Published 09/02/24

    The week’s itinerary included a family breakfast, disco and rocket launch. To celebrate its recent “Outstanding” Ofsted rating, Portland Spencer Academy hosted a week of exciting activities for the children and their families, including a rocket launch on Wednesday.

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  • Sunnyside Spencer Academy receives Pupil Power Prize from Energy Sparks

    Published 05/02/24

    The Eco Club earned the award for their level of participation in the Eco Sparks programme. Sunnyside Spencer Academy was awarded the Fall 2023 Pupil Power Prize from Energy Sparks, a programme that supports schools in better monitoring their energy usage with the goal of reducing carbon emissions.

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  • Portland Spencer Academy achieves first ever “Outstanding” rating from Ofsted

    Published 16/01/24

    Inspectors rated the school “Outstanding” across all five categories, citing its “unwavering ambition” and “respectful relationships”.

    Portland Spencer Academy has been rated “Outstanding” by Ofsted for the first time in its history, having previously held a rating of “Good”.

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  • Rushcliffe Spencer Academy Facilities & Resources Manager wins National School Award for Estate Management

    Published 12/12/23

    Robin Harrison earned the nomination and award through his long career of development and sustainability within the academy and wider Trust.

    Out of over 200 nominations across eight categories, Robin Harrison, Facilities & Resources Manager at Rushcliffe Spencer Academy, has won the National School Award for Estate Management of the Year.

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  • Ashwood Spencer Academy wins Education Today Award for best use of ICT

    Published 12/12/23

    The school was awarded for its innovative implementation of technological resources across all areas of school activity.

    Ashwood Spencer Academy was awarded the Best Use of ICT Award from Education Today.

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  • Derby Moor Spencer Academy hosts Maggie Philbin for TeenTethics initiative pilot

    Published 08/12/23

    Mrs Philbin, who hosted Tomorrow’s World and founded the TeenTech charity, brought STEM industry professionals to work with students to develop ideas for ethical innovation in technology.

    Derby Moor Spencer Academy was recently visited by Maggie Philbin, OBE to launch a new TeenTethics programme under the umbrella of her charity TeenTech in order to develop ideas for ethical innovation in STEM fields.

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  • Spencer Academies Trust hosts mock MMI day for Sixth Form students

    Published 07/12/23

    Students from Arnold Hill Spencer Academy, Derby Moor Spencer Academy, George Spencer Academy, Heanor Gate Spencer Academy and John Port Spencer Academy sat for practice interviews in preparation for their medical school applications.

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  • John Port Spencer Academy students attend annual Art Residential at Ingestre Hall

    Published 04/12/23

    Students within the Expressive Arts explored the theme of “Entrances and Exits” through song, drama and drawing in the Staffordshire countryside.

    The Expressive Arts faculty at John Port Spencer Academy took 53 students to Ingestre Hall for their 16th annual Arts Residential.

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  • Millside Spencer Academy Site Manager receives UNISON Hidden Hero Award

    Published 04/12/23

    Nik Peacock was nominated for the accolade in acknowledgement of his tireless dedication to the staff and pupils at the East Leake school. Nik Peacock, site manager at Millside Spencer Academy, has been awarded the Hidden Hero Award from UNISON.

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  • Rushcliffe Spencer receives 2023 Eco-Schools Award

    Published 28/11/23

    The secondary academy is one of only four schools this year to receive the award from Keep Britain Tidy, which are given to schools that demonstrate commitment to environmental action.

    Eco-Schools, a part of Keep Britain Tidy, has awarded Rushcliffe Spencer Academy with one of only four Eco-Schools of the Year awards for their ongoing commitment to environmental action.

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  • Spencer Academies Trust welcomes new starters

    Published 28/11/23

    The Trust is pleased to have started off the school year with our new colleagues, who have ensured a strong position to begin the term.

    Spencer Academies Trust is pleased to welcome the following colleagues to our family of schools.

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