Guilsborough Multi Academy Trust
We are a small MAT located in north west Northamptonshire on the Northamptonshire / Leicestershire / Warwickshire borders established in 2014.
The aim of GMAT
Our aim is to pursue and promote sustainable excellence in the provision of 4-19 Education for the benefit of our pupils, staff, parents/carers and the wider community.
The GMAT Strategy
We play an active role in the wider community of educators. We value productive relationships and partnerships that help us to maintain and further develop our expertise, and we also seek opportunities to share our own best practice with others.
We recognise and encourage the individuality of our academy, and the need for it to reflect the character of the communities that they serve. Success and excellence warrant a greater autonomy.
The Trust values the work of our Academy Governors to hold the Academy to account and to constructively monitor school progress. Intervention must come where and when it is needed and in proportion to the identified area of development.
The Trust provides a set of centralised services to support our academy and help it remove distracting administrative duties from our education leaders. Through the centralisation of support services we can create centres of excellence in our back office that help create savings we can direct into the classroom to continually drive up education standards.
Our member academies:
- Keep our pupils and staff safe
- make the achievement of learning goals enjoyable
- encourage pupils to appreciate the value of education and the opportunities it can create; and
- prepare our pupils to be active and valued members of society.
We are interested in exploring opportunities for secure and sustainable growth with other schools and academies that might share our ethos. We are not of limitless capacity, so any growth of the MAT must be within the capacity we have available to both us and any new partners. Geographic proximity is important in any growth as is an appreciation of our rural character.