Our position on our Trust’s growth is that:
We want every school to see and feel the benefits of working within a trust
It is a shame that some discourse about joining a MAT is focused on ‘needing to’, for example, when in financial difficulty, when standards are declining or after a weak or series of weak inspections, when this is not always the case. We hold the belief that schools in any position will benefit from joining a trust, and through the power of collaboration, support the continued improvement cycle being in a group of schools creates.
We are a ‘broad church’
We are proud to be a Diocesan MAT. However, we are also very keen to work with the widest possible family of schools, including community schools. Our universal vision and values are intentionally inclusive of all schools, and provide a grounding in preparing pupils for modern life, whatever their background.
Every school has a positive contribution to make to our MAT
Inevitably, we are focused here on what we offer as a MAT. However, that does not mean that we see burgeoning relationships as ‘one way traffic’. On the contrary, every school has something to bring to our family of schools, and we seek out what makes each school special, and look to capitalise on this by sharing across the trust.