Our Multi-Academy Trust was formally represented at the University of Chichester’s Graduation ceremonies for the first time ever this year when central Trust staff processed with colleagues from the Institute of Education on Sunday, 25th October. 

Representatives from all our academies were invited to attend and it was very fitting that they should be present for the graduation day of three particular Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs) who now have posts with our schools. Congratulations to Lauren Ramsey at Fernhurst Primary School, Lucy Penfold at Berewood Primary School, and Verity Scott at Mill Chase Academy!

Also graduating was Amey Hewitt (The Flying Bull Academy) who was awarded her degree in Primary Education and Teaching with QTS, while Sam Parkes (our School Improvement Mathematics Specialist) and Carys Wreyford (Kingsham Primary School) both gained their Master of Arts degree in Education.

The Academy Trust was also proud to see the award of an Honorary Doctorate to Philip Robinson, former Vice-Chancellor and Founder of the University. Philip, who is a Trustee and Board Member of the Academy Trust, received the highest honour a University can award – Honorary Doctor of the University – for his substantial and distinguished contribution to Education.

Caption: University of Chichester graduates and academy NQTs Lauren Ramsey and Verity Scott with (l-r) Sue Samson, CEO of the Academy Trust; Professor Clive Behagg, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Chichester; Jon Spence, Director of the Institute of Education; and Philip Robinson, Academy Trust Board Member and Trustee.