Academy Partnership Award
sponsored by Ward Hendry
Presented to the established specialist academy that can demonstrate benefits to the community through a partnership with a existing establishment (primary school, secondary school, university.
Brighton Aldridge Community Academy, East Sussex
Launched in June 2015, Brighton Digital Media Academy offers a unique partnership between industry and education giving students aged 14-19 real life, practical experience as they gain academic qualifications. Students from across the city can access this unique programme through both Brighton Aldridge Community Academy and Portslade Aldridge Community Academy, and learn from a curriculum which is representative of the diversity of this vibrant industry. The partnership acts as inspiration for pupils who can gain an insight into the workings of partner organisations, such as Brighton Youth Film Festival and Brighton Film School. Close links exist between industry and education, resulting in a truly unique partnership which will ensure that the city’s creative and digital industry needs are fully met, and indeed exceed expectations.
Dalziel High School, Motherwell
Banovallum School, Lincolnshire
Thornhill Community Academy, Dewsbury
Thornhill Community Academy was selected by banking chain Santander as a lead school to benefit from its financial literacy programme, designed to improve financial education and financial knowledge amongst students. The school has introduced a cohesive teaching and learning programme of financial education, enabling students to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to make informed financial decisions. The introduction to financial education comes as part of the Academy’s movement to join the Centres of Excellence Programme and become part of a network of best practice schools.