At the start of this Autumn term Olive Academies (OA) delivered its first CPD day involving every member of OA staff from across its three academies, school improvement team and central office. It was a celebration of our collective achievements to date and a day that set out our ambitious plans for the future. The event was hosted by our colleagues at Olive AP Academy – Thurrock and this gave all OA staff the opportunity to visit our impressive new academy building in Tilbury.
The day gave staff an opportunity to meet and work together with their colleagues from all parts of our multi-academy trust. Staff were given the chance to hear about OA’s vision and plans for the future from Mark Vickers, Chief Executive; Arwyn Thomas, Chief Operating Officer; Eileen Hinds, Director of Academy Standards and Effectiveness.
All OA staff were involved in group workshops which focused on how Olive Academies can ensure that we give children and young people the best opportunities for success and long term wellbeing. The shared determination we have at Olive Academies to be a collaborative and inclusive learning community shone through all the discussions. It was a fantastic start to the academic year and Olive Academies are committed to making this an annual OA staff CPD event.