Welcome from the Board of Trustees

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The Board of Trustees and I, with the support of our Executive Headteacher, Mr. Paul Murphy, are committed to establishing and maintaining a high-performing Multi Academy Trust. Our goal is to provide the best possible opportunities and educational experiences for learners at both the primary and secondary levels.

Our trust’s vision, as outlined in our Strategic Plan, describes how we will guide, support, and enhance our family of schools. It emphasises improving leadership, governance, teaching and learning, and raising standards. Our mission is encapsulated in the phrase “Achieving Success Together,” with our learners at the core of all our endeavours and aspirations.

At the heart of our objectives is a dedication to delivering efficient and effective systems and resources in areas such as finance, processes, and human resources. This approach allows our family of schools to focus on delivering exceptional educational outcomes. We aim for our academies to retain their unique identities while benefiting from the support and network of professionals that enable them to thrive and ensure long-term sustainability.

Our organisation is cost-effective, and our strategy prioritises efficiency and effectiveness, optimising economies of scale to maximise resources for our family of schools. All this directly benefits our shared learners and their families.

As the Board of Trustees, we are dedicated to providing the necessary support and challenges to ensure that South Downs Learning Trust is an excellent employer, and all our local schools thrive through a collaborative and shared approach.

Our learners and the young people in our community only have one opportunity for education. Our role is to ensure that they make the most of the available opportunities, and our schools strive to attain the highest possible standards.

Multi-Academy Trusts have the potential to offer agile, flexible, and personalised support and challenges to academies. With our vision firmly established, we are now poised to unleash the talent and energy within our academies. We eagerly anticipate a period of progress, success, and partnership as we continue to “Achieve Success Together.”

Rebecca Conway

Chair of the Board of Trustees