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Ebor in the news

Sharing information about Ebor as it happens…

Media enquiries: Contact Tim Moat, director of communications and development, on 07395 604168.

Strictly star’s message for Ebor schoolchildren

Children at Robert Wilkinson Primary Academy received an unexpected treat when Strictly Come Dancing star Rose Ayling-Ellis publicly thanked Ellie Blackley’s Year 1 class on Instagram for their cards and messages of support. The EastEnders actress – who was born deaf and uses British Sign Language (BSL) – scored a perfect 40 alongside professional dancer...
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Action to help homelessness in Selby

Children at a Selby school are taking action to help homelessness in the town. Years 3 and 4 at Staynor Hall Community Primary Academy gathered donations of adult clothes, toiletries and tinned food to help support people in the local community and even experienced what a soup kitchen might be like when there’s nowhere else to...
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England’s Gareth Southgate responds to school letters

A thank-you letter from England football manager Gareth Southgate awaited a class from Staynor Hall Community Primary Academy in Selby when they returned to school after the summer break. Year 3 pupils had written to the football boss following the national team’s defeat in the final of Euro2020 against Italy – and subsequent social media...
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Ebor apprenticeships scoop top Ofsted marks

Education inspectors Ofsted have awarded top marks to Ebor Academy Trust for its apprenticeship programmes. We attracted “significant progress” in all three judgement areas. This rare achievement is only shared by between five and ten per cent of training providers across the country. Ebor is currently the only training provider to achieve the maximum award...
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Great response to poetry competition

Ten Ebor schools share the honours in our great, trust-wide poetry competition – Camblesforth, Park Grove, Robert Wilkinson, Brotherton and Byram, Hob Moor, Tadcaster, Lakeside, Alderman Cogan’s, Osbaldwick and Braeburn. Over 400 entries on the theme of looking forward to life after lockdown were received, with the majority in the 5-7 and 8-11 age group...
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Poetry competition looks beyond lockdown

Ebor Academy Trust is encouraging pupils to take part in a poetry competition which looks forwards to a world without the current restrictions. Ebor, which has 24 schools across York, Selby, the East Riding and Hull and on the Yorkshire Coast, also wants its staff and governors to join in. Sponsorship from United Carlton and...
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Parliament hears how we help vulnerable children

The work of Ebor Academy Trust in looking after vulnerable children during the public health crisis has been presented as an example of best practice to the education select committee in Parliament. Ebor, who have 24 schools, set up a bespoke team at the start of the lockdown to focus on supporting vulnerable children. The...
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Approval for wider reopening of our schools

As the country gradually eases lockdown from the coronavirus covid-19 public health crisis, and in accordance with government requirements to open schools to wider year groups on a phased basis, we have completed a robust and comprehensive risk assessment process of all of our 24 schools. Trustees of Ebor Academy Trust have to be satisfied...
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Ebor will open its schools to more pupils but only if safe to do so

Ebor Academy Trust has said a cautious, gradual and phased opening of its schools to more pupils will take place during the first week of June 2020 – but only if risks are minimised to an acceptable level and if government criteria on safety has been met. In a letter to parents dated 19 May,...
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