Racheal Dowen School Business Manager Havergal Church of England Primary Academy- ‘It has been refreshing to join a Trust that takes the time to train and support you in the different areas of your role right from the start. It is also great that the Trust holds regular meetings with all the Business Managers to encourage sharing ideas and best practice; helping to build an excellent support system and sense of community’.
Ruth Owen, School Business Manager, St John’s Church of England Primary Academy, Wednesbury- ‘As a new Business Manager within the trust, I have had training & support right from the beginning. I feel all staff at the Trust are approachable, knowledgeable & friendly. As a Trust I believe they truly encourage personal development & support this through various ways.’
Eileen Solomon Birchills CE Community Academy,Walsall – ‘Being part of St Chad’s Academies Trust has given me the opportunity to build relationships beyond my immediate school. As a teacher, you feel valued and respected. Collaborative working and training from school to school ensures that you are continually developing and reviewing your pedagogy. Cross- academy moderation has become a positive experience resulting in shared understanding and an opportunity to improve teaching and assessment practice. Career development opportunities are actively encouraged, and I myself as a teacher in my 6th Year, have progressed through the Management structure to Assistant Principal very quickly. Leaders are involved in Quality Learning Circles which provide professional support and challenge, and help develop Trust focus and direction. We have access to an established support network which, collectively, helps us improve school performance, whilst upholding firm Christian values which underpin all that we do.’
Hannah Davies Bishop Lonsdale Academy, Eccleshall-‘Attending the Science Quality Learning Circle has provided me with an opportunity to engage and share best practice with Science colleagues and professionals from across a range of different educational settings. The Quality Learning Circle is delivered by a passionate Scientist who advises on effective ways to develop and deliver scientific investigations, experiments and write ups, alternative approaches to teaching Science, and assessment and monitoring advice and opportunities. Through these circles, I have reflected on my own teaching of Science, improved how it is delivered in my setting and considered how to move the teaching of Science forward to have the best impact on the children’s learning in this modern world.’