CEO’s Welcome

As Chief Executive Officer of the Unity Education Trust (UET), I am delighted to offer you a warm welcome to our Trust.

As of 1st January 2020, UET has expanded its family of schools and education professionals providing education for 3 -19-year olds across mainstream and alternative provision settings and now comprises the following;

Northgate High School and Dereham Sixth Form College
Grove House Nursery and Infant School
Kings Park Infant School
Beeston Primary School
Garvestone Primary School

The Short Stay School for Norfolk
The Douglas Bader School
The Locksley School
Hooper Lane School
The Rosebery School
The Brooklands School

The Compass Schools
Lingwood School
Pott Row School
Belton School
Earthsea School

Alternative Provision School
The Pinetree School

In the Spring Term 2021 we shared with stakeholders the decision to apply for the formal transfer of KWEST Multi Academy Trust schools to join Unity Education Trust. I am pleased to inform you that the transfer has been successfully completed and I would like to extend a warm welcome to all colleagues, pupils and their families from KWEST Multi Academy Trust.

As of 1st June 2021, Unity Education Trust provides education for 3 -19-year olds across mainstream and specialist, complex needs and alternative provision settings and is now comprised of the following;

(Those schools / academies joining from KWEST are in bold)

Mainstream

Northgate High School and Dereham Sixth Form College

Grove House Nursery and Infant School

Kings Park Infant School

Beeston Primary School

Garvestone Primary School

Greyfriars Primary Academy

King’s Oak Infant Academy

Highgate Infant School

St. German’s Primary Academy

Magdalen Primary Academy

Wimbotsham & Stow Primary Academy

The Short Stay School for Norfolk 

The Douglas Bader School

The Locksley School

Hooper Lane School

The Rosebery School

The Brooklands School

The Compass School Bases

Lingwood

Pott Row

Belton

Earthsea

Alternative Provision School

The Pinetree School

Complex Needs Provision

Churchill Park Academy

We also provide education for those children who cannot presently attend their own schools due to medical needs issues.

Unity Education Trust has expanded its family of schools and education professionals. Our collaborative work over the last 6 months has ensured a measured evolution into our new formal Trust arrangements. We’re welcoming outstanding teachers, subject specialists, tutors, support staff and experienced leaders with a record of transformation in education. We have also enhanced our central support services to ensure our schools continue to be supported to deliver exceptional service to our pupils, parents/carers and the local community.

Teachers, and support staff now number 795. All of our staff share the ethos of raising aspirations, unlocking potential and securing the best possible future for the 2700 young people attending our schools.

I am delighted with the transfer approval and believe the diverse education and services provided across mainstream, alternative provision / Specialist and social emotional and mental health will place Unity Education Trust in a unique position and create further opportunities for supporting pupil progress, achievement and well-being and continuous professional development for all staff through effective collaboration and sharing of practice.

Although pupils and parents / carers may notice little change at their individual schools where staff, pupil uniform and the school day will remain the same, they will see, as our two Trusts consolidate, the unrelenting commitment to achieve the very best outcomes for all our pupils across all settings regardless of their starting points and circumstances.

I am excited at the opportunities this new partnership will bring and I look forward to seeing our new Trust go from strength to strength. I will keep you all updated on our continuing developments.

UET is a Multi-Academy Trust built on developing like-minded schools to be outstanding education providers through collaborative working that develops a ‘unity of purpose’ in all that we do.

Our collaborative work ensures the development of outstanding teachers, subject specialists, tutors, support staff and experienced leaders with a record of transformation in education. We have strong central support services to ensure our schools continue to be supported to deliver exceptional service to our pupils, parents, carers and the local community.

All of our staff share the ethos of raising aspirations, unlocking potential and securing the best possible future for all young people attending our schools. We are committed to providing the best possible opportunities for all our learners and we continue to work hard to deliver outstanding education for learners from pre-school right up to age 19. Our school’s range in size from 20 to 1200 students and effective collaboration, across our schools, is an important part of who we are.

UET believes in setting high aspirations for all its learners and that all children, regardless of their background, ability or life experiences, can achieve high standards and flourish in outstanding education setting that cares for all. The Trust sets high expectations in every aspect of its work, providing learners with the best opportunities through outstanding teaching, the development of 21st century facilities, inspirational leadership and a continued thirst for learning.

We ensure that each of our academies maintains its unique identity at the heart of their communities, engaging with all partners and stakeholders and other high performing educational organisations.

These are exciting times for all those associated to UET.

I am proud that we are working in ‘Unity’ to meet the challenges in education head on and spearheading new developments for the benefit of all the children in our care.

Glyn Hambling

Chief Executive Officer

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