About Our Trust
Our family of schools is made up of 53 academies, including 34 primaries, 16 secondaries, 1 all-though and 2 alternative provision. Predominantly based around Yorkshire and the Humber, we meet regularly, share resources and ideas and employ a large team of specialist primary and secondary experts who work and teach across our schools. This approach has given staff great resources and allowed pupils and students to flourish and achieve.
OUR VISION IS ‘CHANGING LIVES’
Our Mission Statement is to improve educational outcomes for communities in the North of England, creating a sustainable organisation that improves our society and the wider environment. This mission statement is underpinned by the following key strategies and core values.
STRATEGIES & CORE VALUES
When visitors attend our Academy Network Meetings they often comment about the strong sense of togetherness and mutual support. These meetings are held half-termly for Primary and Secondary Principals, Heads of Academy, Specialist Learning and Subject Directors and the Core Team.
The Trust is characterised by fast-paced school improvement underpinned by a collegiate sense of care and support. It is not unusual for Principals and staff to visit and work with other academies in the group, outside our normal half-termly network meetings. The abiding philosophy which underpins our approach is that you should never feel on your own and there is a real sense of us being part of one organisation with a common purpose.
Each year we train approximately 40 student teachers and our CPD programmes invest in our own staff and those from other schools and academies. We value and invest in all our staff and have created innovative progression opportunities across our families of schools for those seeking a greater challenge or wishing to exercise more influence on the development and education of young people.