The Collaborative Academies Trust (CAT) is a growing multi-academy trust for primary, secondary and special schools. The trust itself is sponsored by EdisonLearning. Schools joining the trust connect to a wide family of other schools and partners from the UK and USA, all sharing similar core values and a collaborative approach to learning.
CAT provides complete access to EdisonLearning’s unique and innovative resources, approaches, professionals and services. These range from leadership, teaching for learning and curriculum expertise through to full finance, HR and technology support through CAT or a range of partners working with us.
At the heart of CAT are its trustees, who are carefully selected from the member schools, national and local leaders of education and the wider education and business sector. They are the custodians of the vision that CAT shares with its family of schools. They also manage access to the Education Research in Action Foundation to provide funding for support and enrichment activities for teachers and learners across member schools.
CAT works in three geographical regions: The South West, based in Somerset; the East Midlands, based in Northampton; and close to the Essex head office in Coggeshall.