Collaboration - our strategic partners
Working as a wider TEAM
Whilst our Trust is small, it has a wide reach across a range of education providers, advisers and networks.
Developing Leadership Capacity
- Confederation of School Trusts: CST is a federation of Trust Leaders that provide support and networking opportunities to school leaders. To develop leadership knowledge, we have entry to professional leader sessions giving us access to nationally-acclaimed speakers sharing their insight to key themes, especially those emerging through the impact of COVID.
- Forum Strategy: this professional development organisation offers support to facilitate links to Executive Leaders. The Trust is currently actively participating in three focus groups reviewing key strategic priorities around the reactivity and operational nature of leading schools through the pandemic. These groups include pupil and staff wellbeing, remote learning & working, and environmental sustainability.
- The Key is a national platform for knowledge and resources. The Trust contributes materials including a podcast sharing insights on operating in times of Covid and identifying strategic priorities for senior leaders and MATs as we continue on our journey of development and growth. The podcasts will track our experiences through the first year of the Trust, including our launch during a global pandemic.
Excellence in Careers & Enterprise
As a Trust, student progression is one of our highest priorities. Our philosophy is simple and we question the value of an education without the skills to apply learning in life after full-time education. Enterprise skills development is essential to support each child to achieve their full potential.
We work closely with Talentino!, a careers programme which provides added support to those students with special educational needs. The programme is embedded throughout all our primary and secondary schools and Trust representatives have shared their insight and best practice through the national Talentino! conference.
We gain insight and understanding from working in partnership with the Derbyshire Careers Hub, funded through the D2N2 Local Economic Partnership and are full members of the Chamber of Commerce.