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  • Proposal for Multi Academy Trust

    For some time, in order to maximise opportunities for collaboration and joint working, all of the Derbyshire Special Schools, Support Centres, and two Staffordshire Special Schools have worked together in a federation.
    Some of this group, have been exploring the possibility of forming a multi-academy trust (MAT). This proposal now has the backing of the Department for Education and the Regional Schools Commissioner, who have approved the establishment of the Esteem Multi-Academy Trust. We consider the MAT to be an effective way to continue the very successful collaborative work of the schools.

    The other schools proposing the formation of the MAT are:

    • North East Derbyshire Support Centre
    • Bennerley Fields School
    • Fountains High School
    • Fountains Primary School
    • Holbrook School for Autism
    • Peak School
    • South Derbyshire Support Centre
    • Stanton Vale School

    We are now in a position to begin the formal consultation for parents/carers and other stakeholders. Our consultation period will commence on Monday 21st May 2018 and ends Friday 29th June 2018.

    To help with the process, and to give you an understanding of what becoming an academy and working together under the Esteem Multi-Academy Trust will mean for you and your child, please download the information below.
    We have written to all stakeholders asking for feedback, alternatively, you can comment via the headteacher@avesc.derbyshire.sch.uk email address.