About Us

About the L.E.A.D. Academy Trust

The creation of the L.E.A.D. Academy Trust is a natural progression of our belief in a partnership ethos and our determination to ensure that more young people receive an exceptional education.

We passionately believe in the power of partnership working as a catalyst for better educational outcomes for children and systemic change.

This is why our model allows member schools the autonomy to lead and manage in a way that preserves their individual identity and responds to specific community needs, while unifying them through:

  • shared vision and values;
  • partnership working in key areas such as leadership, professional development and sharing best ideas and practice;
  • improved succession and career planning;
  • a relentless focus on an exceptional quality of teaching and learning.

A strong focus on leadership permeates our model, not just at Trust level or of our clusters of schools, or of the individual schools, but for staff and for children. Everyone can benefit from the development of leadership skills.

Our focus on leadership also extends to succession planning, talent management and enhanced career options for leaders across our schools. Growing our own leaders and deploying them across the Trust as opportunities arise will embed our values, facilitate the sharing of best practice and promote sustainability.

Who is part of the L.E.A.D. Academy Trust?

Nottingham primary schools:

  • Huntingdon Academy
  • Edna G Olds Academy
  • St Ann’s Well Academy
  • Sycamore Academy
  • Warren Academy

Our innovative model is already attracting attention from schools much further afield, which share our vision and values and are excited by the prospect of being part of a movement for change that will give children a better deal from their education.

Early signs are that the Trust will grow quickly, but we will not lose sight of the importance of small-scale partnership working aligned to local context. We view this, combined with the strategic support of the national umbrella trust, as a particular strength.

Please click here to see a list of the trustees and members.

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The L.E.A.D. Multi Academy Trust. Registered address: 5a The Ropewalk, Nottingham, NG1 5DU. A charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales (company number: 08296921).