Swale Academies Trust have an excellent track record in turning schools around in category and moving them to an Ofsted good rating.
We differ from many multi-academy trusts is that we seek to support individual schools to grow and develop their own good practice.
'Governors and the Swale Academies Trust provides effective support and challenge for school leaders.’ Regis Manor Primary School, Ofsted report March 2018
Key features to our work include mentoring and developing leadership teams to enable them to focus and act upon things effectively and at the right time. The Trust develops existing teams of teachers and support staff through high quality professional development.
'The school have successfully embedded a culture of high ambition. Teachers have very high expectations of their pupils. Pupils have a positive attitude towards their studies and they thrive in this ambitious culture.' Meopham School, Ofsted report February 2018
It is noticeable that in all of the schools we have developed, the majority of the staff who were present when the school fell into crisis are still there at the point when the school emerges from its difficulties.
'This is a rapidly improving school, because of the effective partnership between leaders from the school, the interim executive board (IEB) and Swale Academies Trust.' Peacehaven Community School, Trust Support School, Ofsted report November 2018
'The Swale Academies Trust provides high-quality support and challenge for leaders and teachers. This has helped the school to improve.’ The North School, Trust Support School, Ofsted October 2017
The Trust is now in the position, subject to examination outcomes, to grow and has the capacity to take on additional Primary and Secondary schools, subject to the fulfilment of our Key Principles.