About Healing Multi-Academy Trust

Our Multi-Academy Trust is a partnership of schools who are genuinely committed to collaborative working, whilst retaining their individual ethos to secure the best possible outcomes for pupils.

By working together, we will strive to create a genuine partnership of schools that pupils, parents, staff, governors and the local community are proud to be a part of.

The Trust was set up in 2014, initially comprising two schools from the village of Healing in North East Lincolnshire. We are now a partnership of nine schools plus a school-centred initial teacher training centre (SCITT) across North East Lincolnshire and Lincolnshire. In addition, Healing School, A Science Academy was designated one of the first National Teaching Schools and adds significant school improvement and initial teacher training (ITT) capacity. We are committed to a growth strategy which is sustainable, builds capacity and meets the strategic objectives of the Trust.

The Trust Board was formally designated in 2016, following a period of transition from a joint Local Governing Body and Trust Board. Highly effective local governance is central to the success of each school, within a framework of either a ‘full’ or ‘partial’ scheme of delegation.

We believe that the best outcomes will be achieved when each school’s Local Governing Body receives a level of responsibility and autonomy appropriate to its specific circumstances. Where the school needs to improve standards, there is close supervision by the Trust Executive Team and this is reflected in an appropriate reduction of delegated powers. We are ambitious to support all our schools to provide high quality education: the goal is that minimal day-to-day supervision is needed, and the Local Governing Body operates with maximum autonomy.

A new top slice model has been developed this year which is driven by the principles of transparency and equity. The model covers the central Trust costs utilising an activity-based costing system. The top slice percentages are calculated using 3 separate elements, namely core costs, bought-in services and school improvement. The model will be further reviewed with schools in the autumn term 2020.

The newly formed Trust Executive Team has corporate responsibility for the overall formulation and implementation of strategies and policies approved by the Board of Trustees. It comprises of the Chief Executive Officer, Trust Strategic Lead, Director of School Improvement and Director of Finance and Operations.

You can download a full organisation chart here.

Further information about the Trust, including the Annual Report and Financial Statements, is available online here.

Our Trust Vision is to:

  • create a distinctive partnership of schools which is led by local people for local people
  • strengthen the partnership by valuing the uniqueness of our partner schools
  • foster a relationship where autonomy and accountability go hand in hand
  • share expertise and bring together best practice and the best practitioners
  • recruit, retain and develop the best teachers and future leaders locally
  • achieve efficiency savings for mutual benefit.

Please note that this Trust Vision is currently under review with all stakeholders.

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