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St Aidan's C of E Academy

Inspiring Children to Love, Laugh, Learn and Live Life in all Its Fullness (John 10:10)

    Learning Accord MAT

Partnership Promoting Excellence

Welcome to our academy trust.

The Learning Accord Multi Academy Trust is an inclusive trust which welcomes church and community schools and celebrates diversity and distinctive context. We recognise that for our learners, life chances are formed throughout their primary education. Our responsibility is to celebrate each child’s talents and build upon each child’s experiences to ensure that they make the progress that they deserve. Our aim is that all will flourish and achieve the highest standards.

The Board of Trustees of the Learning Accord MAT is committed to ensuring a high performing multi academy trust that delivers the very best educational experience for pupils at all of our academies. The Trust aims to respond to the changing educational landscape as more and more schools convert to academy status. This document sets out how we will plan, guide, support and improve our academies including schools that will join the Trust. We will ensure that the Trust has a clear focus on improving leadership and governance, and teaching and learning, and on raising standards.

Our business model is built upon the premise that we deliver efficiency, effectiveness, increasing economies of scale whilst sustaining high standards and a culture of positivity. Our intention is to grow our central team to respond to our growth strategy in order to maximise our resources and achieve greater capacity.

I am delighted to have a talented and skilled Board of Trustees which provides both effective support and direct challenge. This ensures that the Trust is committed to developing all of its employees, both teaching and non-teaching. As a multi academy trust, we provide a supportive climate for all of our academies in which to develop, with the leadership and track record to succeed.


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Elaine Watson - CEO