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About Us

Welcome to SHARE Multi-Academy Trust

We are a small, friendly partnership, currently consisting of four secondary and four primary schools in West Yorkshire. Our core belief is about valuing people and helping them to be as successful as they can be. This is both challenging and rewarding and we hope you find it inspiring.

In the years since the Trust was formed in 2011, schools everywhere have seen a considerable amount of change. We have met these challenges with a shared approach, working as a team, enjoying the support of shared moderation, making us stronger and more structured. Through supporting and challenging each other, the Trust has enriched each member school beyond our expectations.

We encourage the sharing of our expertise, whether it’s about recruiting and retaining good staff or improving the quality of learning; we all contribute and share our experience and best practice, helping to make our schools better places for our staff and pupils.

High performing schools enjoy the opportunity to contribute and share good practice, meeting with like-minded headteachers as partners and helping to improve the standard of education for young people.

Our own model for school improvement is an effective resource that we regularly tap into: good behaviour, good routines in lessons, tackling teacher expectations, stretching pupils and marking with constructive feedback are the key foundations we build on for long-term success. Schools that need more support soon begin to thrive.

Our vision

We want to transform education for the better, raising aspirations in our diverse communities, increasing knowledge and developing the skills our children and young people need to make their lives rewarding and successful. Our schools will be the first choice for parents because we provide a safe, nurturing environment, excellent academic standards, a rich curriculum, first class support and a wealth of opportunities to learn and grow.

Our mission

We believe education is all about people. Our success is measured in how we help our children and young people achieve. We can only achieve this success by employing talented, committed staff and working in partnership with parents. In doing so, we will benefit our communities. We have a distinctive way of interpreting this belief. We summarise it as:

“Valuing People, Supporting Personal Best”

This means we seek for every one of our students and members of staff, to enjoy coming to our schools and for all of us to try our very best in everything we do. We help everybody gain the knowledge, skills and habits that can lead to a happy and successful life, both now and in the future. We believe that helping people feel valued increased the chances of them achieving their personal best, which is the highest standard we can expect anybody to achieve.

Our guiding principles

Our guiding principles determine how we prioritise our activities, what we value and how we will conduct ourselves. In short, they describe what type of organisation we are.

Everyone can achieve Everybody is capable of achieving success, given the right direction, support and commitment. Our job is to create these conditions
Quality is our driving force We will be ambitious and keep seeking ways of getting better, to give our pupils the best chance of success. We will make all decisions in the best interests of pupils
Teams drive success We believe people achieve more when they work well together. We will help everybody feel they are a valued member of our team
People thrive in positive communities We think our pupils and staff will thrive where their many successes are celebrated, including their commitment and effort. We celebrate our diversity but are united by our values

Our goals

Our overarching goal is:

To help more pupils, particularly the disadvantaged, achieve highly. Achievement includes academic success and developing the personal qualities to lead happy, healthy and successful lives.

We will achieve this by focusing on 5 goals:

1. Overcome disadvantage and help all pupils achieve outstanding outcomes

2. Deliver an outstanding curriculum and pedagogy

3. Recruit and retain an outstanding workforce

4. Provide outstanding leadership, management and infrastructure

5. Build positive communities

More details of the trust’s strategy are available on the links below.

Growing the Trust

We are keen to grow the SHARE Trust with new schools but will only do so if we can continue to achieve our core goals and work in accordance with our values. This means we will be honest about whether we can support your school if it needs help and be open about our own strengths and areas for development. Every school has something to offer and we are always open to new ways of improving our own practice.

Joining SHARE could therefore be an opportunity to influence education within a wider group and improve the experiences of a larger number of children and young people.

Alternatively, you may be considering applying for a position with SHARE Multi-Academy Trust. Our values and beliefs apply equally to our employees. We want them to feel happy and to enjoy success, willing and able to try their absolute best to help our pupils succeed. We very much value our employees and invest in them, recognising that we are a team that achieves together.

We hope that visiting this website encourages you to learn more about our Trust and to take the next step in joining us.