Twyford CofE Academies Trust To Develop Online Curriculum

Partnering with national body to create new teaching resources

Students at Twyford School. Picture: Twyford CofE Academies Trust

March 16, 2023

The Twyford CofE Academies Trust has been chosen as a curriculum partner by the national body responsible for developing online learning across the country.

Oak National Academy was given responsibility by the government for developing new digital teaching resources and it works with partner organisations to do so.

The Trust has been selected as the subject lead for English secondary curriculum to develop and produce resources for pupils in Years 7 – 11. The results of the arrangement with the Ealing-based school trust will start rolling out from Autumn 2023.

The Trust says that it was selected because of its multi-academy trust (MAT) Progress 8 Score of 0.93 (showing how much progress pupils made across 8 qualifications between the end of Key Stage 2 and the end of Key Stage 4, compared to other similar pupils nationally) making it the highest scoring multi-academy trust in the country.

This relates in particular to the results achieved in English at William Perkin CofE High School and Ealing Fields High School. (Progress 8 scores overall +1.00 for William Perkin and +1.32 for Ealing Fields and +1.22 and +1.26 for English respectively).

Oak National Academy was set up in April 2020 as a rapid response to the coronavirus outbreak to provide free and accessible electronic lessons for all and has become the new national body supporting curriculum. Oak is creating national resources from KS1 – 4 in core national curriculum subjects over the next three years.

Matt Hood, chief executive of Oak National Academy, said, “Oak’s new curriculum partners will draw from and share with the sector their deep expertise whilst developing high quality curriculum resources for tens of thousands of teachers into the future.”

Dame Alice Hudson, Executive Headteacher of Twyford CofE Academies Trust said, “Our English curriculum is built on a firm foundation of the most up to date research into reading and our commitment to make it accessible to all students. We are delighted to be partnering with Oak on this new venture which builds on the ambition of our talented staff and success of our students.”

This new partnership comes soon after the Trust’s teaching school hub Teach West London was appointed initial teacher training provider (ITT) for primary and secondary teachers.

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