We play a leading role in the development of education nationally, regionally and locally. We were the founding member of the Denbigh Alliance Multi Academy Trust which also runs Watling Academy and Watling Primary, a new eco-friendly primary school which opened in September 2023. Being part of this dynamic, growing Trust has created opportunities for Denbigh students and sta¬ff, helping them to thrive.
We lead the Enigma Maths Hub under a government initiative to improve the teaching of Mathematics and student outcomes across the country. Our Hub is one of only 40 nationally and provides training for Maths professionals across Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire. We are also one of only 38 designated National Computing Hubs, actively promoting the teaching of Computing in primary and secondary schools in the region.
Our Tommy Flowers’ SCITT (School Centred Initial Teacher Training) allows us, with our partners, to train the teachers of tomorrow here in Milton Keynes and is held in high regard by local stakeholders. The SCITT has been consistently rated as Outstanding by Ofsted, most recently in 2023, and our graduates are teaching across Milton Keynes and beyond.
We are also a key strategic partner in MK-ECF, the partnership of schools that provides professional training for primary and secondary school staff at the beginning of their careers and this has recently been inspected and graded as Outstanding by Ofsted.
Involvement in these national programmes brings with it the recognition that we are one of the best schools in the country for teaching and learning and that innovation is at our core.