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C/O Haygrove School, Durleigh Road, Bridgwater, Somerset TA6 7HW
Founded in 2016 by the Headteacher and governors of Haygrove School, the Quantock Education Trust (QET), formerly known as the Haygrove Academy Trust, comprises a cross-phase group of closely located schools: Spaxton C of E Primary, Stogursey C of E Primary and Haygrove School.
The two primary schools were given the approval from the Regional Schools’ Commissioner to become academies to join the QET in 2018. Both have now converted, although the three schools have been working in collaboration for several years. We are working closely with several other schools who have shown interest in joining our Trust, as well as a range of schools with which we have formed links through our Teaching School status.
The geographical proximity is an important factor in the Trust rationale, but it is even more important that each school has committed to share a common vision and ambition to improve the life opportunities of all the children and young people in the community. What binds us all is a strong sense of collective and moral responsibility for the education of all children between the ages of 2 and 16, seeking to increase opportunities for learning and enrichment especially but not exclusively for those growing up in a rural community. All member schools must commit to protect the religious character of its schools as well as the individual ethos and diversity of each school community.
Integral to the development of the Trust is the importance of building capacity, sharing best practice and promoting excellence in teaching and learning from the very start of the academic journey through to the age of 16. We are passionate about developing the whole-child, through a high quality curriculum and programme of character education that will enable each child to develop into a well-rounded and good citizen with a lifelong passion for learning and ambition to succeed.
We believe that at the heart of school improvement there is a need for a strong culture in which relationships are key to effective and productive collaboration. We are hugely ambitious for all learners across our Trust, regardless of background or ability. We are also keen to support the sustainability of our small local schools, ensuring equity of access to opportunities, curricular and non-curricular, particularly for those children and families who live in remote areas.
As a multi-academy trust, we are committed to the development of talent and personal growth through an engaging and innovative approach to career planning through leadership pathways and an enriching offer of opportunities for Continuous Professional Development, including working in other Trust schools. Our Teaching School status is central to this aspect of our vision.
For more information please visit our website www.quantockedtrust.co.uk