Category Archives: Collaborative Working

A message from David Horn, CEO

The mark of a strong organisation is how they act in times of crisis.  We at the Beckfoot Trust are absolutely determined to support our community through this period and do all we can to support the country in keeping our people safe and to save lives.  I am fortunate to lead an astonishing team…
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Local School Committee Conference

Members of our Local School Committees (LSC) across the Trust gathered for the annual conference last week.  The Conference reflected on the purpose of the Trust and where we are on our journey.  LSC members worked together to determine the priorities for the year ahead.  We were able to share the results from recent surveys…
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Trust Conference 2019 Videos – A remarkable day

The third annual Trust Conference was a truly remarkable event. Almost 900 colleagues and community members gathered together to share views on our theme 'No Child Left Behind, transforming life chances and strengthening communities'.  Take a look at the videos of the day here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChY1zr_NVgM&feature=youtu.be      
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Beckfoot Trust and the Bradford Proms

An amazing array of talent was on display last night from our secondary schools Beckfoot Thornton, Beckfoot Oakbank, Beckfoot Upper Heaton and Beckfoot.  The 'mini proms' event was organised by Mike Lee, Music teacher at Beckfoot Oakbank with funding Bradford Music and Arts Service as part of the Bradford Proms. A packed house at Tapestry Arts…
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Operating Theatre Live with Beckfoot Trust Sixth Form

We are delighted to be welcoming Operating Theatre Live to Beckfoot Trust Sixth Form. Students from Beckfoot, Beckfoot Upper Heaton, Beckfoot Thornton and Beckfoot Oakbank will be invited to the event to try out being a medic for the day. The day long event will see students getting into scrubs and getting involved with technical…
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Oxford University at Beckfoot Trust Sixth Form

52 sixth form students from across the Beckfoot Trust convened at Beckfoot Thornton in July to spend a morning hearing about Oxford University and then being put through their paces in an academic session that reflects the expectations and challenge top performing UK universities will have of our students as they leave us and join…
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Beckfoot Upper Heaton to host Regional SSAT Awards

Beckfoot Upper Heaton School hosted the regional Specialist Schools and Academies Trust, SSAT, Awards ceremony. Over 40 schools from across the north attended to receive awards recognising successful outcomes for students. Two Beckfoot Trust schools, Beckfoot and Beckfoot Upper Heaton Schools are amongst them and will be receiving awards for their academic excellence. Beckfoot students…
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Beckfoot Allerton Ofsted Inspection

Beckfoot Allerton School, a member of Beckfoot Trust, has recently been inspected by Ofsted in March 2019. The school is judged to be requiring improvement. The school was last inspected in 2012 when it was judged to be outstanding. The report indicated that the newly established senior leadership team have secured some vital improvements to…
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Compelling Vision for Curriculum for every Child

On April 2nd 2019 colleagues from across the Trust came together for an Away Day to shape a compelling vision for a curriculum suited to the needs of every child in our Trust.  Headteachers, Senior Leaders and Central Improvement Teams worked on the three objectives  Establish a set of curriculum principles appropriate to all Beckfoot Trust schools Identify strategic themes that we can develop further to turn those principles into…
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