May 20, 2016

May 20th | Academies Update

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Friday 20th May 2016

I hope you all had a fantastic week, the weather has been trying to demonstrate that it knows what summer is. Below are some important messages from the Trust.

I'd just like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who sent feedback on the first email bulletin and you will see this bulletin grow and change.

If you have any suggestions or submissions then please email

Absence Policy Changes | Juliet Caunt

In September 2016 we will be introducing a trust-wide approach to the management of sickness absence. Following extensive consultation with trade union colleagues this was approved by the Trust Board on 21st April.

The Trust is committed to promoting the health, safety and wellbeing of all its staff and we will support and assist individuals who may have health difficulties. The new policy provides a consistent framework to support colleagues who are unable to work due to illness and assist them back to work as quickly as possible, giving appropriate support to improve attendance where necessary.

You can find a copy on the Trust’s website here.

If you have any questions about the introduction of this new policy, please speak to your Headteacher / Principal in the first instance.

The Co-op Lights Up for IDAHOT  | The Co-operative

May 17th was International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia or IDAHOT. The Co-op is proud to be the number one retailer in Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index, a yearly benchmark that evaluates over 400 private and public sector organisations on how they’re doing in terms of LGBT equality. We were the only organisation to support equal marriage in the Houses of Parliament and have an active LGBT network that supports colleagues.

The Co-operative Academies Trust is a Stonewall Champion and both the Group and the Trust were proud to light up the earth tubes at Angel Square in rainbow shades to celebrate diversity.
CAS Young Engineers Shoot to the Edge of Space.
Co-op Chief Executive Visits CAL for Question Time.

Oakwood Work Showcased at Early Excellence Grand Opening

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