Extend Learning Academies Network Partner
Sidcot has, for the last five years, been a trust partner with a local co-operative trust. In October 2017, this group became a multi-academy trust formed of eight schools serving around 3,500 pupils in the local area that represent some of the highest areas of social and economic deprivation in the UK. The Headmaster is Chair of the Board of Trustees of the MAT and devotes around three hours a week to this post. Sidcot works with schools within the MAT providing, inter alia, access to facilities, sharing of teaching resources, business management support and use of buildings.
The prime objective of the MAT is to raise ambition and aspiration in the pupils attending its school and Sidcot's ethos and practical support is having demonstrable impact in meeting this goal.