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Directors Impact Statement 2022-23

Pupil Outcomes

Challenge and support from Directors and the way they hold leaders to account has supported the drive for high standards across the trust. Notable improvements are in attainment of phonics, attainment and progress at the end of KS2 especially in greater depth. Rigorous Curriculum & Standards committee meetings hold leaders to account and expose any areas for development swiftly.

External Validation

In July Ofsted inspected St Michael with St Thomas. This was the first inspection of the school since it academized and joined the Trust. The inspection scrutinised not only the school but the governance and the leadership of Trust. The school was judged Good with Outstanding features; Pupil Development and Behaviour and Attitudes. The Trust's LUNAR Curriculum was highly praised during the inspection alongside the Trust support and challenge of the school. The Trusts annual reviews and work of the CEO alongside the HT ensure that Directors have accurate and timely information to hold schools to account.

Financial planning and management

Directors focus on sound financial planning has ensured school budgets remain healthy with carry forward funds. This has ensured schools have been able to execute plans leading to impact on pupil outcomes.


Directors have kept the focus on growth of the Trust and this has now paid off with 2 new schools joining us in 2023-24. We have been approved as the sponsor for Blackmoor Park Infants and they will join us on 1st November 2023.Willow Tree will join us in the academic year of 2023-24. This has allowed us to successfully apply for TCAF funding and expand the central team with new appointments of; Director of EY s, Executive Director of English and FT Director of English, Finance Manager, Head of People and Governance Professional. This paves the way and gives capacity for further growth of the Trust.

Professional development and support strategy

The Director of Well-being and Maths and English has again supported teachers to develop the teaching and delivery of these subject and aspect areas and improved pupil outcomes can be seen in end of KS2 data over 2 years at STMST & STA. The use of our CPD arm; NWLP ensures the most up to date training and development is available for all staff. The focus on Attendance by the Director of Well-being has ensured all 3 schools have bucked the national trend and seen improvements in attendance with absence and PA % below national figures.

Succession planning and talent management

Directors have focused on this strategy which has enabled recruitment linked to skills.

Talent spotting within the Trust is strong and home-grown talent has been given opportunities within the trust to develop. Directors also recognise when to look outside the Trust to find fresh appointments.


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