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Team Academy Trust

Life, Love and Learning to the Full

Welcome to TEAM Multi-Academy Trust,

In January of 2020, nobody could have predicted the events that would go on to shape the rest of the year. The Covid-19 crisis placed us all in a position where we had to reflect on the real meaning of life and consider what it means to truly love and care for those around us, especially the most vulnerable. Within our schools we have all had to learn quickly and many hours have been spent considering how we can continue to provide our children with the best education possible (both at home and in school). We have had to reflect on today, tomorrow and the future. At TEAM Multi-Academy Trust the children are always at the centre of all thinking and decision making. We strive to do the very best we can to prepare the young people of North Devon for what lies ahead. We want them to approach the future with hope, confidence and aspirations for achieving great things in life. We believe that as a Trust we are one, a family joined together with a common purpose to collaborate, sharing expertise and supporting our community as a whole.

It is through our vision of ‘Life, Love and Learning to the Full,’ we aim to ensure our pupils receive a world-class education at every stage of their schooling. We want them to understand how precious life is and what it means to be loved. As a Trust, we build the foundations of life in all its fullness underpinned by our values, where we understand what it means to be loved and to love others within our schools, our local, national and global communities.

Our curriculum is built on four drivers: Building Learning Power, Building Futures, Building Communities and Building Self-Esteem. It is through our drivers that we seek to raise children's personal aspirations by providing them with the skills, knowledge and understanding to realise their ambitions. Through our ‘Big Event’ curriculum, all children have a wide range of experiences that broaden their horizons and deepens their learning. The curriculum provides opportunities for the children to develop a sense of pride in their locality whilst at the same time helping them to learn about other cultures from around the world. The learning is rich, exciting and diverse, but most importantly, it is accessible to all because we ensure all children have the skills they need to engage with their learning at every level. Our children benefit from increased collaboration and their learning is enhanced through experiencing the different settings our schools offer. As a partnership, we are able to offer specialist teachers for Physical Education, Music and MFL and the vibrant curriculum ensures the children have regular days out to support learning and visitors to our schools to extend curriculum opportunities.  It is important to us that we build lifelong memories so we offer all junior aged children a range of residential visits to places like Dartmoor, London and Segovia in Spain.

Being part of a dynamic Multi-Academy Trust like TEAM brings a whole host of additional benefits to our schools. We have Specialist Leaders of Education to support School Improvement work and a central team who can provide a wealth of knowledge and experience when tackling complex issues. Also, direct funding from the Department of Education gives us more independence and allows us to be more creative with our resources ensuring the children get the best provision possible.

Life, Love and learning to the Full is about seeking to achieve high academic standards for all of our children but more importantly, it is about ensuring we provide a very supportive and positive environment for children to learn and to grow as global citizens. We are all very proud of TEAM Multi-Academy Trust and the work it has achieved to date. Looking to the future we are all committed to ensuring that the children of North Devon receive a great education and fantastic experiences that will never be forgotten.

Ian Thomas

Chief Executive Officer

 

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