Viewley Hill Academy opened on 1st January 2014 as a converter academy. The predecessor school was Viewley Hill Primary School.
In addition to forming a single academy trust, Viewley Hill also became a member of a wider umbrella trust of academies known as The Discovery Alliance. This group comprises Easterside Academy, Hemlington Hall Academy, Rose Wood Academy, Sunnyside Academy and The King’s Academy (secondary).
We chose to work in close partnership with each other to strengthen professional development, enrich curriculum opportunities and enhance transition with a key secondary partner. Although we retain completely separate financial and governance arrangements we make ourselves accountable to each other for our school performance through a Raising Achievement Panel which scrutinises data and unpicks reasons for success and weakness that can be shared, improved and built upon. This collaborative approach to working is already proving to be highly effective with shared CPD opportunities and subject leader networks established across the schools.