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Striving for




Welcome from the Chair of the Trust

We are delighted you have shown an interest in our trust and what we endeavour to achieve. We hope that our website provides you with the background information you need to know about our trust and that as you read through, you will be able to see how everything we aspire to achieve is centred around our vision – what we want for our learners, staff and the local communities in which our academies are located.

While the Trust has aspirations to grow, we remain focused on our vision of providing a first-class education to all our learners and for this reason, we will only grow as capacity enables us to do so. We consider ourselves to be a family of academies and as such, many of our policies and practices are aligned – together, we are stronger.

We recognise the uniqueness of each community in which our academies are located and therefore value the contributions of local community representatives as governors.

An important aspect of our work going forward is the role of the Trust in shaping the education system, thereby engaging in evidence-led research programmes and ensuring staff have the opportunity to network and engage in research beyond the trust. We are fully supportive of this and know that pedagogy is constantly evolving – we are an outward-looking Trust and aim to be at the forefront of this work.

John Barton
Chair of ACET