A new appointment for improvement

We are delighted to announce that Nicole McCartney will be joining Creative Education Trust as Director of School Improvement and Secondary Education on 1 September 2018. Nicole is currently National Director of Education for Ormiston Academies Trust. Nicole has worked in a wide range of strategic roles for OAT. Since first joining as Founding Principal… Read more »

Michael Dickson

Michael Dickson

Creative Education Trust is saddened to learn of the death of Michael Dickson on 28 May 2018. Michael is a very great loss to us as a director of Creative Education Trust, valued colleague and warm friend. He was one of the founding fathers of Creative Education Trust and always gave generously of his time… Read more »

Creative Collaboration

This year there’s a new challenge for Creative Education Trust sixth formers to take on. Conceived and delivered in partnership with the Design Management and Cultures course at London College of Communication (University of the Arts London), the Sixth Form Creative Prize is a vehicle to give young people insight into the working practices of… Read more »

The colour of curious

Is the colour of sadness always blue? Is anger a curved or jagged line? What does curiosity look like? Last week we challenged Caister Academy’s Year 7 students to express emotion using just colour and line. Each student was given three of tweve emotions and a square template for each. No letters, numbers, recognisible symbols or… Read more »

Libby Bird of Ash green School receives her results.

Huge progress in GCSE scores

Students across CET’s secondary schools are today celebrating as their GCSE results are published. With the Department for Education now focused on assessing how much progress each student makes in secondary school, performance in English and Maths across the Trust has exceeded all expectations. Attainment in these two key subjects has also improved with almost… Read more »

CET Young Photographer 2016

The Creative Education Trust launched its photographic competition for a third year in May 2016. Students of the eight CET secondary schools were invited to submit a photograph or series of photographs addressing this year’s brief: Photograph an object or collection of objects in a way that creates new meaning. Give your photograph a title…. Read more »

Primary Day of Sports 2016

Last week teams representing all four CET primary schools, close to 150 Year 6 pupils, gathered at Three Peaks Primary Academy in Tamworth for the second annual CET Primary Day of Sports. Team sports were scheduled for the morning of the event and proved the perfect way to get competition flowing. Queen Eleanor were clear… Read more »

Drawing confidence

The CET Design Faculties Away Day is a much loved fixture of the summer term – a day when art and design staff from across the schools meet to share good practice, refresh art and design knowledge, and take part in exercises and workshops to enhance their professional practice. First to the V&A where we… Read more »

CET Young Photographer 2015

The CET Young Photographer Competition is open to students in each of the eight CET secondary schools. During the project, schools are partnered with a professional photographer who introduces them to their work and approach. Each participating student is also offered a 5 minute tutorial with their photographer before submitting their image or images to the… Read more »

Designer Paul Plowman presenting at Abbeyfield School 2015

Behind the image

Last week, Abbeyfield’s Year 7 were treated to a visit from Paul Plowman to launch a term learning all about Meaning. A designer whose chosen medium is moving images, Paul is accomplished at using the order and animation of images to give meaning and tell stories. Students at Abbeyfield will have the opportunity to become… Read more »