All Trust academies enjoy high quality support in a range of educational and ‘back-office’ services. This includes human resources, finance, IT, estates management and procurement. This means that support is highly responsive and tailored to the needs of individual academies. It allows the Trust to access best value and more efficient ways of supporting academies to deliver these services to the standard they demand.
In addition, the Trust has developed a range of educational support services for its academies. This includes the Academy Improvement Team which contains high quality senior experts in a range of subject areas who support and challenge academies on a weekly basis. The Academy Improvement Team currently includes Directors of Improvement in the following areas:
- Modern Foreign Languages
- Primary Literacy
- Primary Numeracy
The Trust also recognises the importance of a range of other educational services to support academies to meet the needs of their young people. That is why we have also developed our own Inclusive Services Team who work across the Trust. This team includes:
- Business Partnerships Manager
- Educational Psychologists
- Careers Advisors
- Attendance Welfare Officers
The Trust has an effective programme of annual Peer Review for its academies. This puts together trained external inspectors with academy senior staff and provides excellent training for our leaders.