Young People Discuss Their Future with local MP

MP Press1Young people from across the Castle Partnership Academy Trust joined with our local MP last Friday to discuss the future of education on the Cambridge side of town. Students from Castle Manor Academy, along with pupils from Burton End Primary Academy and Place Farm Primary Academy joined Rt Hon Matthew Hancock MP for a specially arranged presentation with Madeleine Vigar, Executive Principal of the Castle Partnership Academy Trust. They heard about the recent history of the trust and it’s focus on all-through education, before spending some time thinking about what the youngsters want to do with their future.

Madeleine Vigar discussed the Trust’s 5-year plan, which began 2 years ago. The plan includes development of an all-through curriculum, which will begin in September. The curriculum has been design by staff from across the castle Partnership Academy Trust and aims to revolutionise the way young people learn. The curriculum will be delivered in such a way that core skills are fully embedded across a range of subject areas. There will also be further opportunities for young people to work across year groups and across academies built directly into the curriculum. This extends the current opportunities for cross phase working and means that students at Castle Manor Academy can have the same space and personal attention to learn in the best way for them.

MP Press2The plan for the Castle Partnership Academy Trust is still to deliver a new all-through campus for the future on the land at Castle Manor Academy. Plans are underway to build a brand new community facility, which encompasses outstanding learning facilities with the community resources that make the Castle Partnership Academy Trust such a central part of our local community and beyond.

Madeleine Vigar said “We have a long standing positive relationship with Matthew Hancock and it was wonderful to be able to update him on the fantastic developments here. This is an important time in the lives of our academies and we really need our community to get behind our plans for the future.”

Rt Hon Matthew Hancock MP had spoken with the young people about their aspirations for the future. He said “I was extremely impressed by the young people I spoke to from Castle Partnership Academy Trust on Friday morning. It is vital that we support these students in their aspirations so they can get the best possible start in life. They were an asset to the Trust and their schools.”

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