It was a great pleasure to welcome John Edwards, Regional Schools Commissioner for East Midlands and the Humber, to Archway Learning Trust today. John was able to meet with staff and students who focus especially on the inclusive ethos that runs through the heart of the Trust. Archway has always supported high numbers of students who have complex learning needs. At Bluecoat Beechdale Academy John visited our on-site Key Stage 3 Student Support unit where students receive help with learning needs linked to behaviour.
John visited the Aspire Unit which educates our older students off site in order to prevent them becoming permanently excluded. Over the last year no student at Archway Learning Trust has been permanently excluded – a record of which we are very proud.
We are proud of our record of inclusion and especially proud of our fantastic students and staff who work so well together to achieve amazing outcomes against all the odds. Thank you John for coming to see us in action.