We have been exploring the relative merits of converting to an academy within a Multi Academy Trust (MAT) or remaining as a LA school. The Governing Body conducted a review of suitable local MATs and identified the Diocese of Worcester MAT (DoWMAT) as our preferred option given that their ethos and values best aligns with those of our school. The DoWMAT works with a growing number of academies who are deeply committed to implementing a collaborative approach to developing and securing excellent educational provision for all pupils. It was felt that this would enable the school to continue to develop and provide the very best for our children, in the present and in the future.
The main motivating driver for the school pursuing the option to become an academy within a MAT, and specifically the DoWMAT is that we believe it provides the best opportunities and potential to continue to improve as a school and as a result provide the best quality education for the children and community of Martley.
We are currently undertaking a ‘due diligence’ process. Documents shared with stakeholders to date can be accessed below.