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Safer Internet Day 2024

On Wednesday 6th February, all of our primary schools took part in Safer Internet Day, an annual event that helps children and young people understand the risks associated with using the internet and how to avoid harm. The internet has been associated with a rise in poor mental health amongst young people, including those still…

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Tes – 10 questions with Lorrayne Hughes

Lorrayne Hughes, Chief Executive of Cumbria Education Trust (CET), recently engaged in an exclusive interview with Tes, shedding light on her proudest career moments, imparting crucial leadership lessons for Trust chiefs, and passionately advocating for the prioritisation of efforts to reduce child poverty. You can read the full candid discussion here: www.tes.com/magazine/leadership/staff-management/lorrayne-hughes-cumbria-education-academy-trusts-schools

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Continued success for our Specialist NPQs

We are delighted to announce the continued success of our National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) and congratulate all participants who have recently passed their specialist NPQs in Leading Behaviour and Culture (NPQLBC), Leading Literacy (NPQLL) and Leading Teaching (NPQLT), with Ambition Institute confirming these fantastic results this week. Completing an NPQ is a fantastic achievement –…

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New NPQSL Cohort are ready to start their Senior Leadership journey

Yesterday, we welcomed our new National Professional Qualification (NPQ) Spring 2024 cohort, as they embark on their NPQSL – Senior Leadership programme. Delivered in partnership with Ambition Institute, our participants joined for their first conference at Annie Mawson’s Sunbeams Music Trust – Sunbeams. This event saw teachers and middle leaders from schools across Cumbria, both…

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CET Year 6 Maths Challenge 2024

On Friday 26th January, 76 students from all of Cumbria Education Trust’s primary schools attended the CET Year 6 Maths Challenge, held at Workington Academy. Designed by Mr McAree, CET’s Maths School Improvement Lead, the challenge was split into five rounds of mathematical problems to solve, as well as a logic test and a KenKen…

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Year 8 Robotics Competition 2024

Last Friday, The Whitehaven Academy proudly hosted the CET Year 8 Interschool Robotics Competition, kindly sponsored and supported once again by Sellafield Ltd. The competition was also supported by STEM. Students from all three CET secondary schools, The Whitehaven Academy, Workington Academy and William Howard School, were joined by St Benedict’s Catholic High School and St…

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Christmas Hamper Joy

The cost of living crisis has affected many of us, especially in the run-up to Christmas. To try and combat the stress of managing finances around the Christmas period, Mrs Lund, Family Learning Mentor, put a plan into action. In October, she started to contact local businesses and supermarkets in Carlisle to see whether they…

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