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TrustEd CSAT Alliance

Over the weekend, our Trust merged with CSAT to form the TrustEd CSAT alliance.

We are a Multi Academy Trust, based in south and central Shropshire. We are a fairly small Trust of nine academies, working together as a supportive local family of schools. All of our schools are highly ambitious for our pupils, and we share a strong vision of service to our communities through the provision of excellent education. Our schools serve the communities of Bridgnorth, Craven Arms, Church Stretton, Pontesbury and Shrewsbury.

We work hard as a Trust to build on our schools’ current strengths and support cross-phase collaboration. We are a Mixed MAT with both Church and non-Church schools in our Trust. Our secondary schools, Belvidere School, Mary Webb School and Science College, Meole Brace School, Oldbury Wells School and Church Stretton School, all work with their local primaries.

Our family of schools also support each other and we all work with the same focus, to provide excellent education to every one of our pupils. Our central team is made up of experienced and dedicated colleagues. The team came together in May 2022 when CSAT and TrustEd amalgamated to become the TrustEd CSAT Alliance.

Sarah Godden, CEO, and Pete Johnstone, Deputy CEO, were both previously successful Shropshire Headteachers, of schools that are in our Trust. Sarah was Headteacher of Oldbury Wells School in Bridgnorth, and Pete was Headteacher of Belvidere School. It has been wonderful to see our Trust develop, and our family of schools thrive.

We are inspired to work together as a group of Leaders and Headteachers across all of our schools and with a common purpose. We cherish our schools’ individuality but also appreciate how much we can achieve as a team working together. Sarah Godden & Pete Johnstone

You can read edition one of TrustEd CSAT Talk here: Access PDF

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