Strategic Objectives

Our overarching objective is to develop a MAT with the skills and experience to improve outcomes for all pupil, especially the most vulnerable. In order to achieve this, we have identified strategic milestones for all our academies.

  1. Outcomes, in terms of progress from starting points, for all pupils exceed national averages
    1. The most able pupils are stretched and challenged to achieve their potential
    2. The progress of the most disadvantaged pupils  and those with SEND is in line with their peers
    3. Graduates of Trust academies are well equipped for their next stage of education or training
  2. The quality of teaching and learning in all academies is good or better and assessment is robust, consistent and supports excellent progress in all academies
  3. To sustain a culture of wellbeing in which all students and staff are valued
  4. Safeguarding procedures including the PREVENT duty are outstanding in all academies
  5. To ensures effective safety procedures and positive behaviour for learning in all academies
  6. To build a financially resilient Trust and secure value for money in exchange for public funds across all constituent parts

Priority Developments

  1. Expand our team of centrally employed professionals (Speech & language therapists, Education Psychologists, Art / Music therapists, emotional literacy therapists…) to work alongside health colleagues to ensure individual barriers to learning are addressed and all staff across the Trust are trained to meet needs.
  2. Further develop existing collaborative working strategies such as: peer reviews, peer support, project developments etc
  3. Continue to develop our Teaching School Alliance to:
    1. provide focused support through National and Local Leaders of Education (NLEs and LLEs) and a team of Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs) for Trust Academies and the wider education community
    2. provide a broad Professional Development offer to Trust schools and beyond
    3. develop leadership capacity by identifying and developing talented teachers and potential leaders
    4. provide leadership experience and opportunities across the Trust to support career progression
    5. provide a pool of talent for Trust schools and beyond through recruitment to ITT programmes, a returning teachers programme and NQT programmes
    6. engage with Local Authorities, Schools and other Teaching Schools to support school improvement
    7. engage in action research to support innovative, evidence-based practice
  4. Continue to review our MAT governance structure to ensure it remains effective as the Trust develops and supports the accountability process
  5. Continue to review membership of the Trust Board to ensure that we have the appropriate balance of skills and expertise
  6. Continue to review the strategic leadership structure to reflect MAT development


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