The recent exam result days have reminded us of the huge sacrifices pupils, teachers and parents have made over the last two years.

We most definitely do not fully understand the impact the restrictions imposed because of Covid have had on our pupils, and every young person and teacher deserves every respect for their dedication and commitment.

We have a team of specialist careers advisors at the trust who have worked extremely hard to ensure every child in Year 11 and Year 13 has access to their preferred pathway.

We have invested significantly in all our secondary schools with some fantastic appointments and capital investments this summer exceeding £2m.

This demonstrates our commitment to ensuring we really do form lives ready to face the future.

Our fantastic A level results and growing sixth form provision further reinforces the message that every pupil can succeed and yet always remember their community, no matter where in this wonderful world they ultimately will study or work.

I hope all of the NPCAT family have a restful end to the summer. We look forward to seeing you all for the start of the new academic year in September.

God bless

Hugh Hegarty | CEO