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What We Offer

Schools considering joining our Academy Trust can anticipate a wealth of benefits, each designed to enhance educational quality, support staff and student wellbeing, and ensure operational excellence.

Here are key reasons why schools should consider joining our Trust:

1.   Individual Focus: Each school in our Trust is encouraged to fulfil the Trust's vision in a manner that best serves its pupils; acknowledging the unique needs and strengths of each school.

2.   Continual Professional Development (CPD): We offer regular CPD sessions for staff in September and July, ensuring ongoing professional growth and skill enhancement.

3.   Trust-Wide Events and Activities: Regular activities and events for both pupils and staff foster a sense of community and shared purpose across the Trust.

4.   Leadership Support and Counselling: Senior Leadership Teams (SLTs) receive counselling and emotional support, acknowledging the unique pressures faced by school leaders.

5.   Coaching Culture: Our Trust embraces a coaching culture where leaders have access to professional coaching and are also trained as coaches, fostering a supportive and collaborative environment where all are coached to improve. 

6.   Empowerment Philosophy: We believe in the potential of each individual and focus on helping them discover their own brilliance, rather than dictating actions.

7.   Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) Support: Monthly supervision and support for DSLs ensure effective safeguarding practices across the Trust.

8.   Resource-Rich Staff Hubs: Well-stocked staff hubs provide access to exceptional support, managed by an experienced Central teacher who also offers cover, planning support, and leads Trust-wide initiatives.

9.   Welfare and Mental Health First Aid: The Trust appoints welfare and mental health first aiders, prioritising the emotional wellbeing of our community.

10.   Centralised Professional Development Lead: A Trust wide CPD lead ensures consistent and high-quality professional development opportunities.

11.   GDPR and Internal Audit: Dedicated leads for GDPR and internal auditing ensure compliance and best practices in data protection and financial oversight.

12.   Legal and HR Support: Access to high-quality HR and legal support provides schools with the necessary resources to manage complex administrative tasks efficiently.

13.   Specialist Coordinators: Trust-wide English and Maths coordinators facilitate the sharing of best practices, enhancing academic standards.

14.   Wellbeing Coordinator: A Trust-Wide Wellbeing Coordinator oversees initiatives focused on the health and happiness of staff and students.

15.   Bespoke Leadership Coaching: A leadership coach for Trust-wide leads fosters professional growth and effective leadership.

16.   Staff Health and Welfare: We offer private healthcare cash plans for all employees, showing our commitment to staff wellbeing.

17.   24/7 Support and Counselling Line: A round-the-clock support and counselling line provides immediate assistance for staff in need.

18.   Trust Counsellor: available as required, the Trust counsellor offers additional support.

19.   Attendance Support: A Trust attendance lead assists with managing persistent absenteeism and admissions.

20.   Estate and Health & Safety Compliance: The Trust Estate Lead ensures the compliance of estate management and Health & Safety regulations.

21.   Financial Management and Efficiency: The Trust is focused on joint procurement and saving money, which can be redirected to enhance pupil experiences.

22.   Central Finance Management: A centrally employed Finance Manager provides training, audit support, and cover for school Finance Officers.

23.   Expert-Managed Payroll: Payroll is centrally managed by an expert, ensuring accuracy and efficiency.

24.   Regular Audits: Regular audits in various areas like Safeguarding, Finance, Health & Safety, and peer reviews to support Heads and schools in maintaining high standards.

25.   Mock Deep Dives and External Reviews: These initiatives support schools in developing their subject leaders and ensure the quality of education.

26.   Regular Whole trust conferences, CPD, staff events and award nights, ensuirign all staff can access high quality CPD also feel rewarded for their ahrd work. 

27.  Deeply committed Trustees who want your pupils to thrive 

Joining our group of schools offers a comprehensive support system, enhancing both the educational quality and operational efficiency of schools, while also prioritizing the wellbeing of staff and students. 

An environment where the collective goal is to bring out the best in every individual, be it a student, a teacher, or a leader.