We believe that a good Multi Academy Trust is founded on shared values and a focus on school improvement; and we now have the chance through this larger learning community to further strengthen high quality teaching and learning; to improve even more outcomes for children; to offer staff more opportunities to share best practice and drive up standards; to share resources; to increase capacity; and to reach out to other schools in a spirit of co-operation.

The role of the Trust Board is absolutely key to the effectiveness and strategic direction of the Trust, as are the Local Governing Committees to the individual schools within the Trust. Trustees and Governors provide strategic leadership and accountability. However Pathfinder is not a centralising organisation. The Board believes that strength comes from the diversity of our schools (large and small, church and community, primary and secondary) and we have been careful to enshrine within the Trust the rights of all schools to maintain their current ethos and to ensure their history and local context will be fully respected.

Great schools open doors for children into futures and opportunities they didn’t even dream existed. We look forward to creating and delivering ‘other tomorrows’ for our schools and communities.