We fully endorse the national agenda of ‘system led’ school improvement. It is inevitable that all schools within the Trust will have both strengths and weaknesses. As such, it is expected that all schools will both give and receive support. The trust schools will work collaboratively under the guidance of a nominated practitioner who will have relevant school improvement experience.
We expect academies within the trust to demand ambitious standards for all pupils. We expect schools to be outward facing organisations who will work together to champion best practice and secure excellence.
Staff will gain advantage from a dedicated training programme and work between the primary and secondary sectors is ongoing. Schools benefit from transition work for both Year 6 and Year 7 teachers with a greater understanding of the challenges in each of the year groups. It is hoped that primary colleagues will benefit from the specialist teaching and facilities available at Macmillan Academy. In turn Macmillan Academy will look to draw heavily on primary expertise to further develop Key Stage 3.
The intention is to draw from the strengths of all the partner schools in order to enhance practice across the trust. Opportunities will be available for staff to experience career development routes in the area of school improvement.