Join our Trust

By working together as a family of academies that share the same values and core beliefs, we are building a partnership of exceptional academies that are continually self-improving. We share resources, best practice and expertise to ensure all our children and young people receive a world-class education. We aim to create academies of tomorrow that relish the freedoms of greater autonomy whilst enjoying the benefits of membership within a family of like-minded academies.

There are two main levels of academy membership of our Trust:

Partner (Supporting): This is for schools that are already performing well. As a supporting academy you will want to play a key role in supporting other academies in our Trust as a key partner. You are likely to be entirely self-governing at a local level and will enjoy high levels of autonomy as per our Scheme of Delegated Authority.

Sponsor (Supported): This is for schools in a formal category and includes Requires Improvement and those in special measures. Our Trust will oversee the academy conversion process and ensure that you receive all the necessary intensive support to improve rapidly. We aim for all Sponsor academies to become Partners within two years.

Our improvement approach is to develop expertise from within each of our academies that leads to schools supporting schools. To achieve this, we provide all of our academies with a comprehensive CPD and school improvement offer each year. Furthermore, we are committed to realising a balance of Partner and Sponsored academies within our Trust.

Whether a Partner or a Sponsor academy, our Trust’s Central Team will take away the burden on schools to manage support services and allow leaders to focus on effective teaching and learning as well as having the opportunity to deliver and receive school-to-school support across our family of academies.