OAT Academies: Updates

Ormiston Venture Academy Young Carers Friendly Tick Award 

Ormiston Venture Academy received the Young Carers Friendly Tick Award after they were found to have a strong dedication to supporting young carers.

The Friendly Tick Quality Standards in Education were created by Young Carers to improve support and awareness for young carers across the UK. Following an accreditation and renewal process, Ormiston Venture was recognized for its efforts in supporting young carers and their families in the community.

During the lockdown, the academy worked hard to support young carers, including weekly calls to parents/carers and students to ensure they offered consistent support and secured several grants to allow young carers and their families to go on holiday over the summer.

Since lockdown, they have set up safe spaces for young carers during breaks and lunchtimes where they are offered additional help with assignments and set up weekly meetings with Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Young Carers.

To read more about the award, and students’ reactions to the support Ormiston Venture provides Young Carers please visit the Ormiston Academies Trust website here. 

City of Norwich School Good Ofsted Rating

City of Norwich School received confirmation it will continue to be rated good by Ofsted following the most recent inspection.

During the inspection, it was found students have a strong voice and believe leaders listen to their views. They found various student-led initiatives that allowed for the development of high levels of self-confidence, responsibility and respect as well as teaching fellow students on celebrating difference and respecting each other.

Inspectors also found strengths in teaching, the curriculum and leadership and strong support for students with special education needs and/or disabilities (SEND).

Students and staff are very proud of this outcome reflecting the hard work they both put into cultivating a strong learning environment. To read more about the inspector’s comments and reactions by staff please visit the Ormiston Academies Trust website here.