HOW DOES IT WORK?
The Umbrella Trust was registered with the DfE in July 2013 and, as each school converted to Academy status in their own right over 2013/14, we officially joined The SWAN Trust as equal partners. We hope that our five schools, who share a child centred ethos, will continue to work effectively together to enhance the education of all the children in our care.
We held our first joint event for staff and governors in Summer 2014 to launch the SWAN Trust. We have continued to have yearly events to inspire our school team to greater heights.
The impact of the SWAN trust has been significant for all 5 schools reflecting the commitment and the support we feel as professionals when looking at the changing national agendas, we know we have made the right decision when it comes to partnership work and the challenge we provide to one another.
At the beginning of each school year, we share our school data and develop a shared action plan which links to each of our School Development Plans. This action plan highlights the priorities for the Trust for the academic year and shows how we plan to use each school’s strength to support one another.
Priorities for 2016/17:
Each year, we will engage in a range of activities to bring about school improvement linked to the annual priorities. These may include:
In addition to our established series of regular ‘Directors’, ‘Heads & Deputies' and ‘Governor Group' meetings each term there is ongoing development work.
We will keep you updated of further developments through our newsletters. If you have any ideas for shared community events, please do let us know!