Achievement Through Collaboration
Bowland High and Witton Park Academy worked together from the Autumn of 2015 to form a multi-academy trust (MAT). We felt that working in collaboration was more beneficial to our pupils, parents and staff than competing with other local schools.
The Trust – Achievement through Collaboration (AtC) was formed in 2016. Since this time we have developed the expertise of staff building up 13 Specialist Leaders of Education, one Local Leader of Education and one National Leader of Governance. Much work has been completed to set up systems that gain benefit from being part of a larger organisation.
Roseacre Primary Academy joined our Trust in December 2018 becoming the first primary school in AtC. Thames Primary Academy also joined AtC on 1 September 2020 following the development of a strong partnership. Working with Roseacre and Thames has improved the expertise within our schools, giving greater depth to understanding the demands of the curriculum, especially on transition between primary and secondary school.
Professional development programmes that bring together school leaders increase collaboration between our schools and have a positive impact on workload. We are an optimistic organisation, we embrace innovation and grasp opportunities that benefit our pupils.
Executive and senior leadership development programmes have added depth to our understanding of the education sector, greater expertise and contributed to succession planning in our schools. All four Headteachers have come from within our schools. AtC has invested in staff to build capacity to support other schools in challenging circumstances and we now are actively looking to grow further.
If you are interested in joining one of our schools as a member of staff or your school joining our Trust, we look forward to hearing from you.
Achievement through Collaboration Trust