Duke’s School has been selected by the Department of Education to benefit from a major financial injection from the government into schools in the region. Duke’s was named on Thursday as one of only 30 schools from across the north east region to be designated as a ONE Vision School.
Steve Gibson, Principal at Duke’s School, said “This is a fantastic opportunity for us to make even more of a difference to the lives and futures of our young people here in Ashington, Lynemouth and Newbiggin. It’s exciting to be part of the ONE Vision partnership, creating a network of schools working together for the benefit of our young people and their communities.”
“Our most recent Ofsted visit demonstrated that we are on track to meet our improvement goals, but this programme will really help to unlock potential here at Duke’s.”
Of the £24m being spent on the Opportunity North East project, around half will be spent on ONE Vision schools, and Duke’s is part of the first wave of involved schools. This will help to bring together school leaders, local authorities, and educational experts to share best practice and work together to raise children’s aspirations and attainment.
Alan Hardie, CEO of the NCEA Trust, said “We are delighted that Duke’s Secondary School has been offered support from the ONE Vision programme as it is completely aligned with our focus on continuously improving the quality of teaching and learning. We believe that the tailored support from ONE Vision will accelerate our progress towards achieving the high aspirations we have for our students.”
The ONE Vision programme will commence for first wave schools in September 2019.