We are Collaborative Academies Trust
A growing multi-academy trust for primary, secondary and special schools in three geographical regions; the South West, East Midlands and Essex.
At the heart of CAT are its trustees
Trustees 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.
Our trustees manage access to the Education Research in Action Foundation to provide funding for support and enrichment activities for teachers and learners across member schools.
What people say about us
Schools working with us have been keen to share with others the experience and impact of our work together. The quotes represent a range of work with Primary, Secondary and Special schools and Local Authorities.
As a leadership team we wanted to work with a partner sensitive to the political climate, who took the time to know us rather than seeing us as someone to sell to. We wanted to work with professionals who can and have taught and who know that good planning and quality resourcing helps make learning and teaching in the classroom good day in and day out… they deliver on all of the above and more.
A really productive partnership that helped us establish an effective ethos with an emphasis on achievement and personal responsibility – an important building block in the construction of a cohesive and purposeful learning environment.
Our journey has been characterised by a strong willingness to drive change in a systemic way. It has also been centred on mutual trust and on the readiness of both parties to be open-minded regarding the direction of travel. Although the models may appear, at first glance, to be prescriptive, the partnership in practice develops to suit the individual needs of the school.
Work with this organisation is very different to that of others – the staff have displayed sharp insight and have come with a wealth of knowledge and experience.