Aspire Schools Trust launch
Sir William Robertson Academy launches Aspire Schools Trust, its Multi Academy Trust
Sir William Robertson’s new Multi Academy Trust (MAT), Aspire Schools Trust has launched today, 1st March, with Bassingham Primary School being the first primary school to join the Trust.
Mark Guest, Chief Executive of Aspire Schools Trust and Headteacher of Sir William Robertson Academy commented: “Following our application being approved in August 2017 with many months of planning and preparation, I am delighted to announce the launch of the Aspire Schools Trust and warmly welcome Bassingham Primary School as they become the first school to join us.
We are committed to delivering an outstanding education for all, irrespective of the starting points for our individual pupils. The Trust is underpinned by our ASPIRE ethos and is driven by a clear moral purpose to play a key role in system-leadership, supporting developments in schools for the benefit of all pupils within the Trust and across the communities we serve. Children come first in all our schools – this is our simple and non-negotiable message.”
The Trust will be one of the first Lincolnshire-based cross-phase Multi Academy Trusts.
From 1st March, both Sir William Robertson Academy and Bassingham Primary School will be run by the Aspire Schools Trust. Both academies will have representation on the main Trust board which will be headed up by the Venerable Brian Lucas CB as Chairman of the Board of Trustees and each will have its own separate Local Governing Body. Bassingham Primary School, which becomes an Academy today, will concentrate on developing the primary phase of the Trust and Sir William Robertson will develop the secondary phase. Collaboration between the two schools will bring new learning opportunities for pupils and enhance learning in both settings.