Press release statement from the Weydon Multi Academy Trust

The situation surrounding this years public examinations has been very challenging for students, their families and teachers. It is right that Ofqual has moved to end this uncertainty by awarding GCSEs and other qualifications based on the Centre Assessed Grade (CAG).

Headteachers and Principals have ensured that teachers in our schools have followed the rigorous process put in place by the exams regulator to arrive at the Centre Assessed Grade. This process must not take away the pride and sense of achievement the students should experience as they have worked very hard to achieve these grades.

The task for the Trust and its academies now is to ensure all students go on to appropriate destinations, whether that is college, apprenticeship programmes   or vocational-based training. It is vital that the students are treated fairly and no students’ life chances are adversely affected by this pandemic.

John Winter CEO of the Weydon Multi Academy Trust said “Throughout this crisis staff and students have acted with integrity and professionalism and have worked tirelessly to support students in very challenging circumstances.

I would like to congratulate all the students on their achievements; they have studied for five years with a great sense of ambition, energy and enthusiasm and they should therefore, be very proud of the grades they been awarded. I would also like to thank the Principals and their staff for all the hard work ensuring these grades”.