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Atlantic Centre of Excellence

 Upton Cross ACE Academy
 

I am pleased to report to you all, that on the 1st May 2017, Upton Cross Primary School formally joined the Atlantic Centre of Excellence Multi-Academy Trust (ACE MAT). The school will now be known as Upton Cross ACE Academy.

The Trust brings together a family of nine schools, in a collaborative way, to share, learn from and support each other for the benefit of all.  Their aims are to provide effective school improvement and financial stability to ensure that all the schools within the Trust continue to provide the very best education in the communities they serve. Their promise, is to continue to do their very best to give each and every pupil the opportunity to reach their full potential.

The Federation of UX and St Kew now dissolves, however we still share a Local Advisory Board (LAB) that works in a similar way to our governing board.

 

Executive Principal of the Trust, Jennie Walker, said: “I am delighted that Upton Cross has joined the Trust.  Over the last few months I have had the opportunity to visit the school and meet both staff and pupils. Upton Cross is an excellent school and I very much welcome the fact that they are now part of the ACE team.”

 

I have now been formally appointed as Head of School at Upton Cross. This is a very exciting time for the school which continues to be a popular choice with parents in both the village and the wider community.  We have a thriving school from 2 ½ year-olds to 11 year-olds. We have a wonderful setting, a vast array of clubs throughout the year, dedicated staff and the most delightful children.

 

There are many advantages to joining ACE, for example: Schools being central to the life of the villages that they serve and financial stability to ensure a future footprint for education in each village. We will also be an asset to ACE, with our outdoor education provision of a well-established ‘Forest School’, experienced, proactive governors and the tools/strategies learned through ASPIRE school improvement support.

 

Chair of Governors (Chair of the LAB), Chris Boarland said, “Our choice of ACE as our preferred partner came after a long process of testing the market for the right fit. We consulted with parents, carers, staff and pupils at the school before making our final decision.”

 
The other schools within the Trust are:
 
Below is attached the ACE Times that you can download and learn about the other schools within the trust. 
Registered Office: c/o St Columb Minor Academy, Porthbean Road, St Columb Minor, Newquay TR7 3JF
Telephone: 01637 873958
Company Registration Number: 8782544 England and Wales – An Exempt Charity
 
Executive Principal: Jennie Walker
 
Chair of ACE Multi Academy Trust:
Mr Phil Mason (Chair of Directors)
c/o ACE MAT Company Secretary
St Columb Minor Academy
Porthbean Road
St Columb Minor
Newquay 
TR7 3JF
The Trust brings together a family of seven schools in a collaborative way, to share, learn from and support each other for the benefit of all.
 
Our aim is to provide both rigorous and effective school improvement and financial stability to ensure all of our schools continue to provide the very best education in the communities they serve.
 
Our promise is to continue to do our very best to give each and every pupil the opportunity to reach their full potential.
 
Phil Mason, Chair of Directors
The Vision of ACE
 
  • Always focus first on the quality of teaching and learning to ensure that all pupils receive an outstanding education
  • Make learning exciting, engaging and fun!
  • Raise standards in all of our schools through our team of experienced school leaders and consultants
  • Ensure effective performance management systems are in place to support continuous improvement
  • Provide value for money
  • Develop our leadership, management and governance teams
  • Provide support for LABs to enable them to make a significant impact in raising standards
 
The Values of ACE

  • We believe that all pupils have the right to an outstanding education and should be positive about their life in school and in the community
  • We firmly believe in a collaborative approach to all of our work
  • We treat each school as an individual, but always have a shared approach to ensure the highest standards are maintained
  • We hold no political, cultural or religious affiliations, but promote a tolerant and informed view of the world
  • We believe that we must engage positively with parents to secure their support in raising attainment
  • We will provide quality support for all staff to ensure success
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