In April 2021, the Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson announced that the government are setting up a process whereby schools can temporarily partner with a strong multi-academy trust.
“We are also developing an idea that originated with some of our leading trusts, which makes it easier for maintained and stand-alone schools to explore the benefits of joining a strong trust.
“Schools can ‘try before they buy’ and see for themselves first-hand what being part of a strong trust involves.
“We are setting up a process for them to temporarily partner with a strong trust, to experience the benefits that being part of a trust would offer them, their pupils, and their wider school communities.”
Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson, 28th April 2021
Please see his speech here: https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/education-secretary-speech-to-the-confederation-of-school-trusts
Northern Education Trust welcomes enquiries from schools that may want to explore informal relationships. If you would like to get further information on ‘experiencing our offer’ and how this may benefit your school please contact Jill Parker, Executive Assistant to CEO by emailing [email protected]
The government’s vision is for every school to be part of a family of schools in a strong multi-academy-trust.
For more information on joining our trust please contact Jill Parker, Executive Assistant to CEO by emailing [email protected]
We understand that there are a number of ‘myths’ from an employment perspective about working for a multi-academy-trust. You may wish to visit our website here https://www.northerneducationtrust.org/vacancies/frequently-asked-questions/ which will hopefully alleviate any concerns.