Chris Dobson, Executive head at St James Church of England Primary Academy, Longdon, Churchfield Church of England Primary Academy- ‘I joined St Chad’s Academies Trust in September 2016 in my first headship role, straight away the support offered from the trust was fantastic, from a mentor in a similar small school, to working with a team of supportive principals and a dedicated central team who are always available to source support and advice.
As part of St Chad’s Academies Trust we work closely as a group of schools, not only within our Communities of Practice but across the whole trust, we support each other with the aim of providing the best for all children in our care. With the Trust’s motto of ‘Children First’, we put the children at the forefront of all we do.
We are very much a family of schools with colleagues that are always there for one another to offer advice, wisdom, and sometimes just a listening ear.
I thoroughly enjoy working and contributing towards St Chad’s Academies Trust’
Rod Dickson, Principal Holy Trinity CE Primary Academy, Owestry- ‘Having recently joined the Trust, individually and as an academy I have found there to be an excellent balance of support and challenge. A great team at St Chad’s ensures that there is always help when required and appropriate advice is available.’
Denise Dalton, Principal St Jude’s Church of England primary Academy- ‘St. Chad’s Academy Trust works in close partnership with all of their academies.The opportunity to be innovative and retain a local academy identity, as well as belonging to a wider Trust family, is unique.All Trust members work hard to ensure that the relationship is personal with a good understanding of the local academy’s needs, coupled with a good working knowledge of the school’s socio-economic and cultural circumstance. St. Chad’s whole- heartedly support that all of our children have the right to attend a good or outstanding school and will challenge every school to be the very best!’