Spring 2017 edition of the Coombeshead Academy Aspire magazine.
TRUST NEWS WELCOME TO EDUCATION SOUTH WEST WORKING TOGETHER SO CHILDREN CAN LEAD GREAT LIVES We are united by our common desire to give our children the education, opportunities and confidence that will enable them to lead great lives. We are convinced in our belief that we can best achieve this by working together. Schools rightly have more responsibility and autonomy than ever before, at a time when change has never been faster and demands never greater. By working together we can provide mutual challenge and support, with the overarching larger organisational umbrella to create the stability for each individual school to develop its own identity and thrive. We want to be the employer of choice for new teachers. We will recruit the best graduates by offering them outstanding initial teacher training, develop the programmes of professional development that we all need to grow, and offer the opportunities and programmes that aspiring leaders need to fulfil their ambitions. In short, once you join Education South West we want to make sure that you never want to leave. Behind the scenes, we will use the economies of scale of the new Trust to gain to best value in our procurement, and make the most of our talented support staff to give the most effective support we can to our core purpose of outstanding teaching and learning. We are very much looking forward to making Education South West the best multi-academy trust in the country. Roger Pope Executive Principal (CEO) Matthew Shanks Executive Principal (Director of Education) Aspire Magazine | January 2017 3