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The overarching objective for the Trust is to support our schools in being welcoming, caring, calm and purposeful; schools which will stretch our young people academically, support them pastorally and help to develop them socially, emotionally and spiritually.

Children workingAs a Board, our responsibility is for the strategic direction of the Trust. We will provide effective support and challenge to ensure that we create a track record of excellence. Our strategic partnerships will improve quality, share best practice and operate both effectively and efficiently. We intend to run a cost-effective organisation with a business model that delivers efficiency and school improvement. This will allow all our schools to benefit from enhanced resources which have been created by effective economies of scale.

The Board sees collaboration with clear accountabilities as the key to building a strong and confident Trust. Our structures and processes will continue to evolve so they benefit all our students and staff.

We want each Academy to retain its own distinct voice and identity; we will support them with efficient and effective central services, strong leadership and management and the necessary expertise.


All of our schools are committed to give and receive support; they are prepared to take risks and innovate. Our school improvement hubs will share best practice and develop partnerships. Their aim is to produce consistent pupil progress and focus on improved standards in all areas of school life.

We believe that education, at every stage of a pupil’s journey, is about the development and nurture of the whole child. The environment of the Trust is designed to encourage creativity, physical excellence and academic achievement; our children will be ready for their next step in education.

Our vision is made up of four interwoven areas which together contribute to further school improvement. These four areas create our initial MAT Strategic Plan for Year One.