An impactful, collaborative approach

Across our Trust, staff at all levels have an opportunity to be part of a movement – driving innovations in the education sector to give all our children the very best start in life. We currently have over 1,200 employees and approximately 8,500 pupils and students. Whatever the context, the communities we serve are at the heart of what we do.

The development of leadership is key to our success, supported by structures that enable people to work together to devise strategy, and build on best practice and research-based evidence, to bring about sustainable school improvement.

Our integrated educational and business leadership teams enable academies to drive improvement through processes that focus on the most important things at the right time – ensuring that leaders are able to focus on improving the quality of education. Our team of executive and strategic leaders provide the specialist support to identify, challenge, advise, quality assure and evaluate with senior leaders in academies. School improvement priorities inform our Trust strategic plan under the umbrella of our vision, mission and values, ensuring that we are using our Trust’s capacity in the best way possible to improve outcomes for our children and young people.

Each of our academies are led by a dedicated executive principal and principal, and together with phase and subject specialists, academy senior leadership teams drive forward the academy’s annual improvement plan and longer term advancements. Across Diverse Academies, senior educational colleagues are integral to a number of Trust-wide strategy development and network groups. Our teams lead on educational themes such as assessment, progress, behaviour, wellbeing and student engagement, working collectively to ensure policies, procedures and practice are fit for purpose.

Our academy support, HR, data, IT, estates, facilities, and marketing and communications colleagues are key to transforming and developing high quality, effective and efficient wraparound services. They deliver projects and initiatives that underpin the care and education of the children – connecting with teaching and learning colleagues to enhance the building of strong relationships with key stakeholders.