We converted to become an Academy on May 1st 2019. This is an exciting opportunity to further improve our schools through collaboration with like minded partners. We believe the benefits of belonging to a Trust are as follows:
- Deeper Partnership working and innovation within Teaching and Learning – we already work well as a group of schools and it is a natural step to pursue deeper links. An Academy Trust would better facilitate the sharing of good practice and expertise, as well as provide different career development opportunities for our staff.
- Resource Sharing – we would be able to achieve economies of scale over time, saving much needed money during the current challenging financial climate. Individually, we are not well funded schools and need a way to mitigate external financial pressures in order to keep jobs safe and ensure money is available for learning activities, both of which ultimately impact on the provision for our children.
- Curricular Freedom – Academies are free to better alter the curriculum to meet the needs of their pupils. This fits with our shared ethos of providing an engaging and stimulating curriculum.