Pineham Barns School – Opening September 2017
The Preston Hedge’s Academy Trust
Our schools are founded on the Trust’s key principles of ‘Fun, Creativity and Achievement’. ‘Fun’ to create happy, confident learners; ‘Creativity’ to provide the very best curriculum experiences; ‘Achievement’ to fulfil each child’s potential and ensure the highest academic outcomes.
With an innovative curriculum that has important principles and values embedded within, we produce happy, creative, high achieving pupils ready to fully embrace and contribute to life and society in Modern Britain.
To grow our MAT strategically to create a group of high performing primary schools within Northamptonshire.
The Preston Hedge’s Multi- Academy Trust is a MAT established by a successful school with a drive to work with other schools to provide excellence for all the community.
Our MAT offers a unique opportunity within Northamptonshire to join a partnership grown from the foundations of a school.
The leadership structure within our MAT is fulfilled by practising professionals who have a strong understanding of the opportunities and needs within education today.
Being part of our MAT would mean that your school would be part of a school network, contributing to and receiving the sharing of skills and experience, whilst maintaining the things that make your school a special place to be.
Our MAT has a determination to provide every child with the opportunity to have fun, creativity and achievement throughout their primary school years and we will provide challenge and collaboration opportunities in equal measure.
Who benefits if you join our MAT?
We would value every member of each school community.
Staff could expect the highest possible CPD opportunities; school governance would continue as part of the overall MAT structure; parents would be very much at the heart of every school and most importantly, all children in our MAT would receive an exceptional start.
Future plans and growth of our MAT
We are currently looking to develop our MAT within Northamptonshire. We have completed a bid to open one of the new schools in Northampton and are also looking at free school possibilities. If you are an existing school and would like to join our MAT, it would be a pleasure to meet with you to talk about what we (and you) could offer.
If you wish to contact us about any aspect of our MAT, please initially contact Mrs Claire Clayson via email@example.com
What it would be like to be a school in our MAT
Joining a MAT can be a big decision and we think it important to understand what we, as a MAT, would be like.
Firstly, it is important to us that every school maintains its individual character and ethos.
The unique aspects of school are what makes each one special.
Our team would have a relentless drive to ensure the very best start for children in your school whilst maintaining its character.
What you would keep as a school in our MAT
Individuality and ethos
School traditions that make you special
Community relationships with partner organisations
Choice in reward systems
Environmental features specific to your school
Teaching and learning methodology
Budget – you will report to the MAT, but maintain control of your budget. We will not take a top slice like other providers, rather a charge on services you receive (some mandatory) and we will join together to broker services as a joint enterprise.
What you would adopt as a school in our MAT
Agreed data and target setting points and systems
Our Safe Guarding policies and practices
Key education policies
HR policy and practice including performance management
SEF and evaluation, report and action plan formats and cycles for evaluation
What you would gain as a school in our MAT
Access to an experienced team with a broad range of experience
Access to a National Leader in Education
Termly evaluation visits to help your school to continue to evaluate and develop
Support and challenge to provide an exceptional start for all your pupils
Reduced cost of services you purchase
Experience and support in converting to Academy status from the team who made a conversion in the short time of two months
Comprehensive safe guarding support and advice
A team you can access to develop or enhance teaching methodology or subject development
Experience from Governance at trust level
Increased CPD opportunties to improve staff retention