WHY JOIN THE COTSWOLD BEACON ACADEMY TRUST?

Our vision is to develop a thriving partnership of schools with a strong collective identity that work together to generate and celebrate success. Schools in the Trust will be recognised for their outstanding practise and the Trust will be seen as a quality mark.

By working together we create an environment that supports and challenges our schools allowing them to develop and thrive, whilst removing some of the operational burdens that distracts leaders and teachers from their core business.

A developmental environment that supports and challenges.

Cotswold Beacon Academy Trust provides an environment rich in opportunities for our children and young people and for staff, leaders and governors to share expertise and develop their own practise. The possibilities for career development and progression created by the MAT enhance recruitment and retention of the very best staff and facilitate succession planning through the development of future leaders.

Specifically, CBAT offers:

  • Opportunities for pupils and students to work together across a variety of context and age ranges (3-18) including specific groups, such as the most able or those with additional learning needs
  • Opportunities for staff to work together including joint planning of INSET and school to school support to meet the needs of our staff and schools
  • Access to CPD offered by the Cotswold Edge Teaching Alliance (CETA) including leadership development, subject networks and teaching and learning
  • Support for teachers and leaders through CBAT schools and CETA, including support for specific subject areas or school priorities such as transition from KS2-KS3
  • Access to National and Local Leaders of Education who can support governors and leaders on school improvement before or after inspection
  • Access to recruitment of NQTs through the CETA Schools Direct Programme
  • Networking at all levels for Headteachers, senior and middle leaders, teachers, governors and support staff
  • Support for clerks to governors as schools convert to and begin to operate as academies
  • Combined leadership expertise providing intelligence of upcoming threats and opportunities.