Kingsbridge Educational Trust is a Multi-Academy Trust (a charitable company limited by guarantee, company number 09144847) with sponsorship accreditation from the DfE. At the moment it operates three schools: Oakgrove all-through school, Kents Hill Park all-through school, Middleton Primary school and Monkson Primary School.
Vision, Ethos and Pedagogy
A multi-academy trust group of strong performing, like-minded schools dedicated to high standards of achievement for all students. Each school will have a unique ethos and identity and maximum devolution of decision-making within a strong accountability structure. The Trust will promote a clear educational vision, ethos and direction and ensure the uniqueness of each Academy, and the contribution it makes to the Trust, is recognised.
Aims and Values
To ensure outstanding learning opportunities are provided for each and every child regardless of age, gender, need, faith or background. To enrich lives socially, culturally, morally and spiritually and to ensure all children can take their place in a forward-thinking enlightened democracy.
We will do this by ensuring each school in the Trust:
Our model is unique in that we devolve maximum decision-making powers to local level and want to ensure each school retains its own identity, flavour and personality. Local Governing Bodies, apart from the requirement to have a Finance and Personnel Committee, are free to set up whatever committee structure they see fit. The Board of Directors retains an oversight function, especially as regards finance, outcomes and safeguarding but responsibility is delegated to the individual Governing Bodies. The Trust, however, has a level of expertise that individual schools can draw upon and offers an unrivalled opportunity to share best practice and school improvement strategies for the benefit of all children. It also enables cost-efficient, expert centrally-run services to be provided to schools enabling them to concentrate on the teaching and learning.
MAT: School Improvement
The MAT will help shape the response to the political landscape including the identification of opportunities and threats and how best to respond. It also ensures strategic oversight of all schools and the opportunity to become involved in Trust-wide professional development opportunities.
Central to our model of school improvement is partnership working and school to school collaboration. Each school will have its own quality assurance and monitoring arrangements and for 2017-2018 the MAT will produce an annual calendar of school improvement activities linked to the Teaching School.