Thank you for showing an interest in leading one of our primary schools. I am delighted to offer a brief overview of our schools, hopefully turning your interest into a concrete application and a future, rewarding career within the Trinity Trust.
In 2010, when Trinity Academy Halifax (TAH) opened in Calderdale, its mission was to address more than a decade of underperformance at the secondary school level. It has delivered, being rated as ‘outstanding’ twice and enabling its students to continue to achieve results that will transform their lives.
In the intervening period, TAH has also established the Trinity Teaching School Alliance, the West Yorkshire Maths Hub and White Rose Maths. Our collaborative work through these initiatives has meant developing partnerships with thousands of other schools, both nationally and internationally.
What we look like now:
Trinity Multi-Academy Trust was established in 2015. It currently contains six institutions, across the primary, secondary and post-16 phases, and operates across two local authorities.
Later this year, the Trust also welcomes Sowerby Village CE (VC) Primary School, our third primary partner within the Trinity family. The Trust will expand to a third local authority in the AY2021/22, when Trinity Academy Barnsley opens, as part of a successful 11-16 STEM-centred secondary free school application.
The Trust also has a significant external partnership, as mentioned above. What is worth emphasising is that the Trinity Teaching School Alliance also contains a thriving School Direct recruitment arm, ensuring the best talent is identified and appointed to our schools.
The diagram below offers an overview of our Trust structure and schools, each of which has its own local governing body.
The ethos of the MAT is simple – to make a positive difference to the lives of as many young people as possible. This ‘positive difference’ at each of our schools, can be seen on the impact document available on this site.
Our Church of England MAT, like the admissions policy of its founding academy, is open to those of all faiths and none.
Our Trust Improvement Plan (2019-2022) will allow us to confidently approach the next stage in our journey. It has been created by a range of key stakeholders who work across our schools in a variety of roles. The plan has four key themes, all based around the idea of the development of our:
These identified areas will permeate through all our ideology, conversations and improvement planning across all our schools. A rationale of why those four key areas are so important to us is included in the ‘Improvement Rationale’ document on this site – it was written by our leaders, the group that you will join if your application is successful, and says it all far better than I can.
Our vision has remained unchanged since our inception. As a Diocesan MAT, we are committed to working within a respectful and compassionate environment. We exist to serve the young people in our care and have a small number of core principles:
- We expect all our schools to actively support each other and to share best practice for the benefit of all;
- We encourage each of our schools to celebrate its distinctive identity within our trust community;
- We are committed to providing quality-assured services to keep our schools legal, financially robust and continually improving.
I hope this information, as well as any can, offers an insight into who we are and what drives us as a group of determined educationalists. I also hope it has done enough to make the opening lines of my welcome come true. If you believe you have the ability to rise to the challenges of the future please contact Martin Blair at Hays Leadership on 07736791138 or at firstname.lastname@example.org for a private and confidential discussion about the roles or to arrange a visit to either school.
I look forward to working together in the near future.
CEO – Trinity MAT