Dudley Academy Trust is embarking on a new era of its development with an ambitious new Strategic Plan and a new image for its schools. Starting from September 2018 High Arcal Academy will be known as Beacon Hill Academy, Holly Hall Academy is becoming Pegasus Academy, Hillcrest Academy is changing to The Link Academy and Castle Academy is to be named St James Academy. The names have been developed by students and mark a new exiting time for the four schools.
Staff and students from Dudley College of Technology’s Peter Jones Enterprise Academy are celebrating a fabulous triple victory having been awarded the titles of: National Entrepreneur of the Year, Inspirational Student of the Year and Enterprise Manager of the Year at the national EntFest - the Peter Jones Foundation’s enterprise festival which the TV Dragon hosted at Buckingham University.
A bid led by Dudley College of Technology to re-develop a plot of land close to Dudley Town centre, by developing an Institute of Technology on the site has received the go ahead from the Department for Education.
Dudley Academies Trust has committed to accelerating the pace of progress in its schools with the publication of its blueprint for change: The Dudley Academies Trust Strategic Plan 2018-2021. The Plan sets out an ambitious transformational agenda for the four schools of Castle High School, High Arcal School, Hillcrest School and Community College and Holly Hall Academy.
Dudley College of Technology, is running a Careers Advice Roadshow across the Learning Quarter from Tuesday 8th to Thursday 10th May 2018.
As part of the roadshow, the newly expanded Matrix approved Information and Guidance (IAG) team, Jennifer Walton, Fatima Khan and Gina Whitaker, pictured, will be offering drop-in careers advice to all current students, providing professional and impartial advice and guidance on future career options, and the different pathways to get there.
Dudley College’s competitive netball team have lots to celebrate, after a fantastically successful season. The team won the West Midlands College 2nd League, after beating Shrewsbury Sixth Form 45-37 in the leagues decider match on Wednesday 18th April 2018. The winning match also secured them a promotion to the West Midlands College’s top division. Whilst also gaining them the title of undefeated champions of the league!
A consortium of Further Education colleges in the West Midlands has secured £710,000 of new funding from the Department for Education to support people at work who find it difficult to access traditional college courses. Dudley College of Technology, on behalf of The West Midlands Further Education Group, submitted a successful bid which aims to provide a new and integrated package of online, flexible and blended learning support for people in the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) region.
This year's National Careers Week is March 5th – 10th and aims to help the future generation to understand the links between courses, skills and the pathways they open up. The focus here at Dudley College of Technology is firmly on helping learners to understand where their learning can take them.
Chief Executive Officer, Dudley College of Technology and Chair of the Board of Dudley Academies Trust, Lowell Williams has won the prestigious “FE Leader of the Year” award at the annual TES Awards ceremony, held in London on Friday night (23rd February 2018). In a ceremony hosted by the TV celebrity Alan Davies, Mr Williams was recognised by more than 800 representatives of the FE sector. Judges’ noted his inspirational leadership has seen the fortunes of the college turn-around during the 10 years under his stewardship.
Students from Dudley College’s Construction Apprenticeship Training Centre (CAT) have helped raise over £20,000 for patient care at Mary Steven’s Hospice by supporting the hospice to stage a charity performance of “The Wizard of Oz” pantomime. With only a week to go before the curtain was raised; Construction Tutors Martin Stain and Paul Jones were approached by the charity with an urgent request to help them stage the show by building some crucial props.