Andy Guest, DSAT Presentation

Report
Diocese of Salisbury Academy
Trust
Why, Who and What?
Overview
 Why has the Diocese established a Multi-Academy Trust
 What is it?
 Who is it for?
 What does it offer?
 Questions
Andy Guest
Interim Chief Exec
Diocesan Salisbury
Academy Trust
[email protected]
Why?
• Current government
policy
• A long standing
commitment to the
schools
• Providing a solution
for Church Schools
• National agreement
What is it?
A charitable company set up with only one real object:
excellence in learning for all God’s children
The Sponsors
• Two sponsors, working
together with
complimentary skills
• The Diocese in the lead
and for the longer term
• Mott MacDonald to bring
additional capacity and
expertise
Mott MacDonald:
• Employee owned
• Over 20yrs of School
Improvement expertise
through Cambridge
Education
Diocese of Salisbury
• Long history of working
with schools
• Strong relationships
• Expertise in maintaining
and developing
Christian ethos
Guiding Principles
“We will....
• Recognise that every child is a unique individual and that pupils are creative and
need to succeed.
• Develop learners with active and resourceful minds and with a sense of
understanding and compassion for others that is reflected in our Christian values.
• We will allow learners to achieve their true potential and develop the skills and
confidence to make the most of their lives within and beyond school.
• Develop a family of excellent , innovative, creative and distinctive Christian
academies, central to their church and to their communities.
• Develop strong and sustainable partnerships between our academies,
including schools from the diocesan family and with their local and wider
communities –.
• Develop a culture of high aspiration and clear lines of accountability
• Celebrate success
• Through strong leadership, action research and the sharing of good
practice, develop centres of excellence,
• Establish environments in which children and adults are confident enough to take
risks and are rewarded for their efforts and achievements.
Structure
Structure
Corporate
Members
MM
Nominated
Directors
SDBE
Nominated
Directors
Serving
Headteacher
Directors
LAB Director
Mott
MacDonald
Tony Smith
(Chair)
Tim
Balmforth
Adam
Parsons
Jonathan Triffit
Salisbury
Diocese
Board of
Education
Andy Guest
(CEO)
Harold
Stephens
Caroline
Burns
Vacancy
Joy Tubbs
Ron
Jenkinson
Who is it for?
To provide the support for all schools that need us where each academy
within the DSAT family is an outstanding, distinctive, Christian learning
community – achieving world class provision and outcomes in all aspects
of academy life, built on a foundation of Christian values
•
Schools that want or need support to improve…
•
Schools that want to provide help to others within
a more co-ordinated framework…
•
Schools that want to benefit from centrally coordinated services
Who is it not for?
•
Those looking simply for cheaper services
•
As an alternative to school closure
•
Those without the commitment to genuine
collaboration
Where are we up to?
• Two school enter the Trust on the 1st
December
• Two further schools on the 1st February
• Business Plan submitted to the DfE
• Central staff appointed, including the first
Executive Principal
Key Benefits
Greater accountability and scrutiny leading to systemic and
sustainable practice. Part of a family that only has one
purpose
Support for Governance, additional expertise and access to
professional help and advice at all levels.
Local decision making and responsibility retained, with
flexibility as to how much authority is retained by the Trust
Board. Designed to be entirely appropriate to need.
Dedicated specialist support in HR, Finance, Premises and
School Improvement.
Questions

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