Who can apply?

Who can apply?

  • Any school that shares our vision and wishes to become an academy status school.
  • Any school that wants to have greater autonomy and also benefit from membership in a stable group of top academies that support each other for the common good of their children.
  • Any school that wants to be part of a family where actively shared best and next practice helps all to succeed and excel.

In summary, the Castleman Academy Trust offers:

  • School to school support with an emphasis on teachers teaching teachers
  • Experienced school leaders with broad and diverse school experiences
  • Small, school centred multi-academy trust
  • Trustees and Directors committed to improving the quality of education provided within its schools
  • Continuing professional development opportunities through effective school improvement work
  • Leadership training provided for staff at all levels
  • Support through the conversion process
  • Policies and procedures in place that cover the key areas of personnel, finance and health and safety
  • Staff and governors at the end of the phone or available for school visits to support pre and post conversion
  • The possibility of joining the Board of Directors once your school is good or better
  • A maximum of 5% of delegated budget retained by the trust to provide services centrally
  • Being part of a community which share the same ethos and values
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