Press Release

18 February 2011

Canterbury Christ Church University has continued its exciting partnership with The Canterbury Academy by signing a new Progression Accord with the local school.

Back L-R, Debbie Wells (Chair of the Board of Governors), Judy Kealy (Vice-Chair of the Board of Governors, Front L-R, Sue Piotrowski (Pro Vice-Chancellor, Academic), Phil Karnavas (Principal)
Back L-R, Debbie Wells (Chair of the Board of Governors), Judy Kealy (Vice-Chair of the Board of Govenors, Front L-R, Sue Piotrowski (Pro Vice-Chancellor, Academic), Phil Karnavas (Principal)

As part of the University’s commitment to working in partnership with local schools and their pupils, the Progression Accord aims to provide a structure for collaborative working. It will allow Canterbury Christ Church University to support the work of partner schools or colleges in helping their students aspire to, and progress within, Higher Education, as well as offering extensive Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunities for staff.

Professor Sue Piotrowski, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic) for the University, said: ”We are delighted to be signing this Progression Accord with The Canterbury Academy, one of our Trust Schools.

“Over the last few years we have developed a very strong relationship with the Academy, when it was known as The Canterbury High School, and this new agreement will only strengthen our partnership. We look forward to continuing to work with the Academy’s pupils and staff.”

Phil Karnavas, Principal of The Canterbury Academy, said: “It is a pleasure to continue our special relationship with Canterbury Christ Church University by signing the Progression Accord. It will ensure an ongoing partnership that is of great benefit to our students, and the Academy as a whole.”

Notes to Editor

Canterbury Christ Church University

Canterbury Christ Church University is a modern university with a particular strength in higher education for the public services.

With nearly 18,000 students, and five campuses across Kent, its courses span a wide range of academic and professional expertise.

  • As a leading provider of teaching and health care courses we have produced nearly 3,500 health and social care professionals and 7,000 teachers in the last five years.
  • Over 90 per cent of our graduates gain employment or are in further study in the first six months after graduating.
  • Along with over a thousand undergraduate, postgraduate and professional training courses on offer, we are also home to world-leading and internationally recognised research in Education, History, Music and Sports Related Studies.
  • Canterbury Christ Church University was founded in 1962 by the Church of England as a teacher training college.


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