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Mark Wilson’s September Message

26 Sep 2019   |   Mark Wilson, CEO

My thanks for the contribution that you have made and continue to make to our brilliant community.

The last school year was another very successful year for us.

In it, we opened four new schools. We welcomed six more Academies into our community. We took decisive action to address our financial effectiveness for the long term and had eight Ofsted inspections in the period since January. All eight Ofsted inspections returned endorsements of the effectiveness of leadership and management and of the Trust’s role in supporting that.  We have now undergone thirteen Ofsted inspections in total, with thirteen endorsements of the effectiveness of leadership and management, twelve Good or Outstanding overall grades and just one overall Requires Improvement judgement. We have taken three Academies from Inadequate to Good in the period and we look forward positively to further inspections in the coming months. These statistics are an able demonstration of the effectiveness of our community overall. Your individual contribution every day in your setting is crucial to its success every day and to our communities’ success every day.

These quick headlines (because there are many, many more successes that I could list) provide a basis for our confidence in the quality of our organisation and in our ability to look forward with great optimism towards this new school year and towards what is ultimately achievable for us all, individually, in your school, and across our entire community.

Please do take the time to read some of the brilliant stories from around our exceptional community.

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