Friday 26th October, 2018

Tees Valley Collaborative Trust welcomes a new school

Tees Valley Collaborative Trust is delighted to confirm that Errington Primary School will be the first primary school to join its recently formed academy trust on 1st November 2018.

The Trust was formed in 2017 by Prior Pursglove and Stockton Sixth Form College – a two site 16-19 academy in Guisborough and Stockton with over 1800 students.  The vision of the new academy trust is to create a family of schools with pupils aged from 3 to 19 which will be inclusive and aspirational, improving the outcomes and prospects of young people across our region.

Errington Primary School’s governors have decided to join Tees Valley Collaborative Trust because they feel this journey will offer more opportunities for children at Errington and create a strong partnership in specialist areas of skill to support and help children move forward with learning. They feel that children will be enthused and motivated by the clear aspirations and challenge offered through a broader and deeper learning.

Rated ‘good’ by Ofsted in 2016 Errington’s outcomes are improving year on year and the school’s leaders are well placed to form partnerships with other strong primary schools and to help other schools develop.

Sharon Robertson, Errington’s Head Teacher commented:

“We are excited to be joining TVCT and forming an exciting journey of education, enriched with opportunities and experiences for our primary children, working together to meet needs and help children succeed”

CEO of the Trust and Principal of the college, Joanna Bailey, said:

“We are delighted that Errington is joining us and look forward to welcoming other schools – primary and secondary – into our Trust in due course.  The merger of Prior Pursglove College and Stockton Sixth Form College in 2016 shows that we grow stronger by working together.”

“Although the age of our students is different in the college compared to the school, we are all in the business of education and improving the life chances of the young people in our care.  We will share best practice and learn from each other.  We are hugely excited by the potential of this innovative partnership.”