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How to… Implement A School Improvement Strategy Across A Trust

Marc Cooper and John Baumber narrate their “Closing the Gap” school improvement journey and provide step by step guidance to others who wish to tread a similar path

In 2019 two well established Multi-Academy Trusts (MAT) combined to form the Cornwall Education Learning Trust (CELT). With four secondary and nine primary schools, CELT serves over 7000 pupils from ages of 2-18 and is now the largest MAT in Cornwall. Whilst the Trust is small in comparison to many of the larger MAT ‘chains’ we see around the country, the journey to develop a school improvement strategy reflective of the Trust’s new mission that was responsive to the needs and identities of each of its schools was no less challenging.

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