Ashwood Spencer joins the Spencer Academies Trust

We are delighted to announce that Ashwood Spencer Academy is now a member of The Spencer Academies Trust.

As of 1 November 2018, Ashwood joins brilliant local schools including the outstanding Wyndham Primary Academy as part of a family of schools working across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

The Spencer Academies Trust has provided support to Osmaston since the start of 2018, and school and Trust staff have developed close working relationships. Early support provided by the Trust included a secondment for Mrs Baines-Chambers, now in a permanent role as our brilliant Principal!

Mrs Baines-Chambers said: “I have felt at home at Ashwood Spencer from the first, and am so pleased that the process to bring Ashwood to a new home at Spencer has now been completed in turn. I have been given a warm welcome by parents and children here and have been very impressed by how supportive the school community is. While results haven’t always reflected the school’s strengths, we have already seen a huge change with trust support, and are becoming another very happy and successful trust primary. We are very excited and very ambitious for Ashwood children!”

Spencer Trust Chief Executive Paul West said: “We are delighted to be able to welcome Ashwood children to the Trust family of schools.

“Ashwood is exactly the kind of school where Spencer has developed an outstanding record for school improvement, and we are well known in Derby as a Trust that partners with primary schools with great foundations and supports them on the journey from ‘Requires Improvement’ to ‘Outstanding’.