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Headteacher: Miss K Rochester
Summer Park MAT was founded in December 2017 and has the highest aspirations possible for all of its pupils, staff and community. Our vision is for all stakeholders to believe, achieve and reach for their dreams.
We are a charity who pride ourselves on our honesty, transparency, fairness and our ethical practices. We value our team, our community and move forward as one.
We understand the important of continually reflecting on our practices in order to make brave decisions and develop the whole child
We strive to provide the very best education by ensuring that all our academies work collaboratively and have high expectations in order to reach their full potential.
We promote independence, individuality as well as providing a range of opportunities for our pupils and staff to believe, teach and achieve their dreams.
Our school improvement team is the cornerstone for maintaining and building effective schools where all stakeholders share the responsibility for pupils learning and achievement. Working in collaboration and building partnerships to share expertise, experiences and knowledge can and will have a very positive impact and ensure the best possible outcomes for pupils.
Our school improvement team:
provide high quality professional training and school support improvement activities;
identify good and best practice that contributes to a wider network of disseminating good practice;
act as a critical professional friend, helping leadership teams to evaluate school’s performance, identify priorities for improvement and plan effective change;
help school leaders, teachers and support staff to build capacity to improve learners’ achievement and well-being;
feedback to heads and suggest and discuss further priorities;
deliver high quality school improvement reviews.
We have a team dedicated to school improvement. This helps to drive the shared vision of the trust and ensure that all children have the best possible opportunities to thrive in all aspects of their life.
The wellbeing of all stakeholders within Summer Park MAT are key priorities both now and in the future. We believe that work life balance and pupil and staff well-being. We feel strongly that in order for a person to learn effectively and flourish, they must be both physically and mentally healthy. We expect adults to be positive role models and ambassadors for this ethos and encourage lifelong healthy lifestyle choices with our pupils.
Underpinning our vision statement are our core values. These have been defined by our staff and Trustees and resonate with the values that all partners of Summer Park hold. We bring these high expectations to everything we do.
Integrity: We are a charity who pride ourselves on our honesty, transparency, fairness and our ethical practices. We value our team, our community and move forward as one.
Ambition: We strive to provide the very best education by ensuring that all of our academies work collaboratively and have high expectations in order to reach their full potential.
Innovation: We understand the importance of continually reflecting on our practices in order to make brave decisions and develop the whole child.
Success: We promote independence, individuality as well as providing a range of opportunities for our pupils and staff to believe, reach and achieve their dreams.
Summer Park MAT has always positioned Assessment for Learning at the centre of its classroom culture. From EYFS through to Year 6, pupils and teachers continuously nurture the principles of self and peer reflection to promote pupils taking control of their own learning.
This deep understanding of the learning process has been complimented with our Apple Classroom project where pupils access 1:1 devices, which promotes independence, increased opportunities for choice, curiosity, creativity, collaboration and a positive outlook on learning and development.
Teachers, who are equipped with an iPad Pro, Smart Keyboard, and Apple Pencil, are also encouraged and empowered to take ownership of their own professional development. They are supported by programmes such as Apple Teacher and Apple Professional Learning.
Using Apple Classroom teachers are able to lock devices, launch pupils into an app simultaneously, group devices for differentiation and lock pupils into specific apps. The Apple Project has definitely supported our teaching and learning, pupil engagement and overall wellbeing. Classrooms are hubs of positive interaction between pupils, their peers and adults, whilst the curriculum they access is forever growing through the use of technology.
These are the thoughts of some of our teachers pioneering the Apple Classroom project:
"iPads are: simple to use; effective for teaching and learning; give children the freedom to express themselves; and also helps to engage pupil's in their learning".
"The iPads are a part of every lesson and children know that they can use them at any time throughout the day to support with any needs".
"By using them daily, not only is their understanding improving but so is their vocabulary. More importantly, children are growing in confidence whilst using them and equipping themselves with the skills needed in the technological world we live in".
"It is still early days [for me using the iPads], but I'm using it more and more as mine and my children's confidence grows. I do find them really useful and won't like them to be taken away now".
"During topic week we have been producing sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous rocks from starburst sweets. The children have loved using iPads to capture and annotate work evidence".
Governance of the MAT:
Excellent governance is reflected in the aims, vision and planning of the academy to ensure that all learners achieve their full potential. Governance arrangements embody a desire for continuous improvement.
The Trust is run by members and Trustees. The members act like shareholders and are responsible for the Trust’s formation. They are informed of on-going activities by receiving reports from the directors and by attending the annual general meeting.
The Trust Board are responsible for delivering the vision, ethos and strategic direction of the Trust. They are capable of holding the academy to account and knowing how to bring about improvement. They ensure there is a strong commitment to leadership that establishes high expectations of pupil attainment; and leadership that understands that school improvement and development is fundamentally about establishing high-quality teaching and learning for the school community. Through monitoring and evaluation, the focus will be on continuous and ongoing improvement.
There is a local governing body (LGB) for each academy in the Trust. Members of the LGB provide effective and relevant challenge and support to their individual schools. This is underpinned by a proactive approach to their own continuous development, training and knowledge.
The level of authority delegated to the local governing body is captured within the Scheme of Delegation.