Marches Academy Trust – Strategy

By 2025

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People First Strategy

  • A talent pathway that “grows our own” engaged workforce, which supports succession planning.
  • Staff will have a clear sense of purpose, a strong sense of belonging and an appreciation of everyone’s unique contribution to the trust. All staff will be able to identify the standards of excellence that pertain to their role, the professional development they have had and the next steps they will be undertaking.
  • To be a National / International lead in leadership programmes with MAT, National & International Learning Conferences.
  • Trust professional learning programme underpinned by research-based study.

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Learning for Life

  • To ensure all learning is accessible ‘Anytime, anywhere’, creating opportunities beyond the classroom.
  • To build a trust wide inclusive education curriculum vision that reflects ‘The 0-19 Journey’.
  • Build a dynamic and flexible multi-skilled workforce with an ethic of excellence understanding the MMAT way.
  • We will ensure that all staff have  opportunity to research and develop in their understanding of teaching and learning, so that there is an expert understanding of pedagogy, skill, knowledge to secure learning at every level with contributions at local and national level.
  • Create a process for the identification, quality assurance and training of enablers of excellence in learning and teaching.

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Connecting with our Community

  • We will have realised a growth plan, underpinned by the infrastructure and capacity required to ensure existing academies continue to flourish and those joining are able to benefit from the opportunities the Trust provides.
  • We will have robust processes and procedures, so the Trust remains sustainable.
  • We will be recognised throughout the world for our creative intersectional curriculum and innovative practice.

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Sustainable Future

  • We will have school estate which is fit for the needs of the curriculum, providing a safe and secure learning environment which also minimises the environmental impact through energy efficiency and clean energy sources.
  • Finances will be secure and income streams diversified to provide greater security against funding fluctuations.
  • Shared services will deliver value for money solutions, schools will recognise the value provided.
  • The Marches Academy Trust is a centre of excellence in the investment of emotional health, wellbeing and equal opportunities of our staff.

Achievement Through Caring

 

Empower everyone in our Trust and our communities to live and breathe Achievement Through Caring and reach their full potential

Our Strategic Priorities

 

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People First Strategy

  • A culture of talent spotting that develops leadership capacity at all levels and engages all our workforce
  • A National/International lead in leadership programmes and conferences with a ‘Research School’ approach to Professional Learning
  • Developing a culture of an inclusive and diverse workforce – enabling us to draw upon the widest possible range of views, experiences and opinions

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Learning for Life

  • ‘Anytime, anywhere learning’
  • Building a community of lifelong learners
  • Dynamic and flexible workforce
  • Research led education

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Connecting with our Community

  • Share the strength of the Trust to ensure Achievement Through Caring for all
  • High quality governance embedded
  • MAT plays a central role in the communities it serves
  • Collaboration locally, nationally and internationally

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Sustainable Future

  • Secure financial foundations on which to build the future school
  • Safe and secure schools that meet the needs of schools and their curriculum
  • Environmental impact of schools reduced with clean energy and energy efficient equipment installed across the estate
  • An Exemplary wellbeing programme. The mental wellbeing of our school staff remains high on the agenda