We are delighted to introduce to you the Quantock Education Trust (formerly the Haygrove Academy Trust). As the founding school, Haygrove School is a highly successful and over-subscribed academy that is located on the west side of Bridgwater. In August 2019 two local primary schools joined the Trust: Spaxton CE VC Primary School and Stogursey C of E Primary School. We are delighted to welcome them to our education family.
Haygrove School is an aproved Teaching School: The Quantock Teaching Alliance, and the Executive Headteacher, Mrs Karen Canham has also been awarded NLE (National Leader of Education) status. Mrs Canham is also the CEO of the Trust.
The school improvement framework is driven by seven Principles of Excellence which prioritise a culture of high ambition, excellence in teaching and learning and a commitment to investment in high quality professional development. Central to our curriculum, culture and ethos is our passion for the development of the whole-child by incorporating a programme of character education into a high-quality curriculum that will enable each child to develop into well-rounded good citizens with a passion for learning and a desire to achieve.
Building character and shaping futures
We believe that at the heart of school improvement there is a need for a strong culture in which relationships are key to effective and productive collaboration. We are hugely ambitious for all learners across our Trust, regardless of background or ability.
To deliver an exceptional education with the aim of increasing the life opportunities for all learners in our Trust community, regardless of their ability or background.
To improve outcomes for all pupils across the Trust and ensure that every child fulfils his or her potential and makes excellent progress.
Respect, Courtesy, Responsibility, Care and Compassion, Friendship, Resilience, Belonging and Pride.
To develop children and young people who are not only successful learners but are also good people with a moral code and a sense of responsibility in the local, national and global context. The Trust curriculum incorporates a range of associated themes including Character education, STEM, Global Citizenship, Global Goals.
Training and Development
We are already supporting other schools in the area, primary and secondary, and we are in the process of appointing a team of Specialist Leaders of Education (SLE) incorporating primary, secondary and special education to work within our Teaching School – The Quantock Teaching Alliance. We have also appointed one Local Leader of Education (LLE). These specialists, alongside our own NLE, are providing school-to-school support to those schools most in need in areas including core subjects and all aspects of leadership through a range of interventions which are designed to raise standards and utilise the expertise within.
Alongside this, the Teaching School is able to provide comprehensive Continuing Professional Development, securing local and national experts to deliver high quality training that has a true impact on the quality of teaching and learning and education delivered to all of our school population. The Teaching School is also enabling us to build a network of partners across and beyond our immediate community.
Two local primary schools joined. our Trust in August 2019 and we are in dialogue with several other primary, secondary and special schools to explore the mutual benefits of coming together under the Trust.
We are keen to support the sustainability of our small local schools, ensuring equity of access to opportunities, curricular and non-curricular, particularly for those children and families who live in remote areas.
This is a very exciting time for us as our Trust develops and grows and we feel tremendously proud to be leading this development using the best practice of other Multi-Academy Trusts but to be essentially innovative and creative in our strategies for meeting the needs of our local children and families.
Mr T Haines
Mrs K Canham
Mr G Pow
Mrs C Macadem
Mr M Giles
Mr M Cooke
Mrs J Ashworth
We are delighted to be established as the Quantock Education Trust and we are seeking partners, both primary and secondary, who share a similar vision, values and ambition to our own.
For more information, enquiries should be made directly to the CEO, Mrs K Canham.
Quantock Education Trust
tel: 01278 455531