Diversa Multi Academy Trust
Our multi academy trust (MAT) became a legal entity on 1st December 2017 following an application from Bignold Primary School. After a lengthy and thorough application process the DFE agreed for Diversa to exist – firstly with Bignold Primary School and then in April 2018 with Angel Road Federation schools joining us.
WHY A MAT MODEL?
Bignold Primary School and its leadership have a strong sense of moral purpose and an aspiration to improve the quality of teaching and learning by adopting a MAT model. It will enable us to build on existing partnerships, work collaboratively and support schools to improve attainment.
Bignold Primary school is a city centre school incorporating a pre-school and nursery with a very diverse school community of approximately 500 pupils. Our inclusive ethos which ensures that every child has access to a good education no matter what their barriers are is one which we would want to be at the heart of our new MAT.
The MAT model will allow us to capitalise on the benefits of this approach, including:
Sharing best practice
Economic benefits, such as centralised services
The ability to focus funds where they are most needed
Increased and flexible staffing resources
The opportunity to establish succession planning programmes and, in doing so, retain good staff who might otherwise move on – including headteachers
The ability to support other schools on their journey to good and outstanding