Welcome to The Collaborative Academies Trust (CAT)

We are a multi-academy trust for primary, secondary and special schools.

Our aim is for CAT schools to ensure every child is a successful learner, a confident individual and a responsible citizen who is able to discover a skill, an ability, a talent or an interest through which they can become whatever they want to be.

Our Ethos

At CAT, we believe in building learning communities where every individual is valued for what they can offer. Our schools will recognise and nurture the unique nature of each of the pupils in their care. Together, we will enable them to make choices, benefit from opportunities and develop the strength of character and resilience to overcome any barriers in their way.

Our Academies will promote the development of strong personal values and international citizenship – as a learner and as an individual.

Our Values

Across the Trust, values drive our ethos, vision and mission. These values apply to developing our individuals, both pupils and staff, our strategic direction, and the underpinning culture of our organisation.

Aspiration, Respect, Courage, Integrity, Compassion, Resilience

We work to make sure all our schools rapidly become at least ‘good’ by external judgement, and exemplary in a range of practices, including learning and teaching.

Our schools

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Our People

We believe every young person deserves the best possible start in life – a world class education aimed at helping the children in CAT schools become successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens.

Jennifer Giovanelli

Accounting Officer

    Julie Ricketts

    Chief Finance Officer
      Richard Sutton

      Richard Sutton

      School Improvement Partner

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        Our offer to you

        We want our schools to achieve and be the best, but we also want more than this for them.

        We want our schools to live our values, and have proof of this in every day behaviours in classrooms and elsewhere. We want our schools to believe in true collaboration, to build mutual support and gain inspiration from each other.

        We believe we can provide our schools with a tailored offer that recognises where they are on the school improvement journey. All schools are unique and our approach takes that into account as you join our family. Our schools work in common systems but each has a range of support individually commissioned and agreed with our Director of School Improvement.

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