Throughout Inspire’s growth, the investment in its people and the pride taken in developing leaders from within has always been a key focus. Multiple leaders, from across our schools, have started as newly qualified teachers, or teachers young in their careers and have progressed to hold the positions that strategically shape the futures of our young learners. Starting my journey as an NQT at Walsgrave C of E Academy, the trust’s nurturing approach, balanced with challenge and forward thinking has provided me with a pathway to headship and the honour of leading a school that has allowed me to grow as an educator.
Collaboration has been at the core of the Trust’s approach towards professional development, whether a teacher in the infancy of their career or an experienced leader, the joint up thinking and the challenge from within to achieve a shared vision means staff are empowered and reflective in their approach. Having seen this firsthand as a class teacher, sharing lesson approaches, resources and planning expectations to ease workload has been vital. As a subject leader, working strategically to shape the curriculum offer for not only individual schools, but for the Trust as a whole and finally as Headteacher. Having the opportunity to work collaboratively in a role that can isolate at times, gives us the opportunity to share thoughts, approaches and feel supported to continue to provide for our individual school’s needs. This is the power of Inspire.
I am proud to work for a Trust where there is a strong sense of community and everyone is made to feel welcome. The Trust provides an amazing support network and puts the well-being of staff and students at the heart of all decisions.
I love working for a Trust that has the same vision and values that I hold, working together to support our students to be the best that they can be by living life in all it’s fullness.
Chair of Governors
I am Chair of Governors at a school which has been part of the Inspire Trust since 2019. The school has received strong and consistent support from the Trust across a wide range of issues including the appointment of staff, introduction of Thrive and redesign of the curriculum. The Trust has a strong educational vision and provides a rich and challenging curriculum which is adapted for the needs of all learners. It is supported at Trust and school level by a team of practitioners who are very enthusiastic about their subjects and communicate well with the staff in school which leads to good planning and consistent delivery.
In the last year the Trust has invested in an effective marketing and communications strategy which has raised the profile of the school in the community and started to build a more positive relationship with stakeholders.
There has been a positive impact on educational standards and wellbeing of the staff whilst retaining the distinctive character of the school.