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What are the Benefits?

  1. Stronger Leadership: School leaders and teachers combine their knowledge and planning abilities to work on challenges and solutions together.
  2. Strategic Management: Governors and Trustees draw on each other’s experience to formulatestrategic approaches.
  3. Shared Staffing: Human resources within schools work across multiple sites, particularly in a localised Trust. This can appease the recruitment challenges facing the teaching industry and offer more varied opportunities to staff.
  4. Specialist Resources: With combined funding in a Trust, specialist knowledge can be bought in many different areas, spanning academic, extra-curricular and operational functions.
  5. Professional Development: This can be organised across multiple schools, thus spreading the cost per school and upskilling as many individuals as possible per session. Networks, Trust wide projects and a broader staffing structure can also support professional development and career progression opportunities.
  6. Economies of Scale: A Trust is able to purchase as a whole, thereby achieving economies of scale not achievable by schools as individuals. With ever-tightening budgets, this helps schoolsmaintain and build upon the resources and standards they aspire to.
  7. Shared Accountability: As a Trust represents multiple schools, it is in its interest to raise the profile of each, in line with rising expectations.
  8. Family Learning Pathways: The development of a multi-phase Trust will allow a clear education pathway for families who wish to continue to access the services we provide throughout their child’s education.