MAT Development: How MATs can develop collective commitment for school improvement at scale

Forum Education have interviewed our CEO Helen Rowland on how we have embedded collective, trust-wide commitment to improve all schools through the MAT’s growth.   Please see the links below...

Manchester 1/2 Marathon completed by CEO

On  Sunday 15th October,  Helen, CEO, ran and completed the Manchester half marathon to raise money for the amazing Manchester Children’s Hospital, part of the Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS...

Fieldhead Primary Academy receive positive 2nd HMI monitoring visit

Congratulations to our team at Fieldhead Primary Academy on a very positive 2nd HMI monitoring visit report. We are very proud of this well-deserved report which reflects all the improvements...

The Power and Potential of Peer Review – Focus-Trust Case Study

All fifteen Focus-Trust academies have been working closely with The Schools Partnership Programme (SPP) to further improve outcomes for all our children.  Working together in a Peer Review Group, Birstall, Roundthorn...

Claire’s Big Walk

Claire’s story…… ‘Last Christmas my youngest son, Alistair, lost his best friend.  Rowan was 19 years old and his sudden death was exceptionally tough for his family and his young...

Circus Celebrations at Wilsden Primary School, Bradford

A fun day was had by pupils at Wilsden Primary School,Bradford as they joined in circus skills and creative art sessions to celebrate joining Focus-Trust on 22nd March 2017.   Circus...

Thornton Primary celebrate joining Focus-Trust

On Friday 4th March 2017 Thornton Primary School held a number of activities to celebrate converting to an academy and joining Focus-Trust. Despite some heavy rain at times pupils and...

Thornton Primary and Wilsden Primary Schools join Focus-Trust

On 1st February Thornton and Wilsden Primary Schools in Bradford became the fourteenth and fifteenth Focus-Trust academies.  We are so pleased they have joined the Trust family and look forward...

Roundthorn Primary Academy perform Romeo and Juliet

On 6th December Year 6 pupils at Roundthorn performed their very own production of ‘Romeo and Juliet’. During the Autumn term they worked with staff to analyse the script, re...