A very warm welcome to the Solent Academies Trust
Our Trust Philosophy
Solent Academies Trust drives an aspirational vision to inspire lifelong learning, perseverance, kindness and growth for all our community through our unwavering belief that ‘it’s got to be possible’. Together we make every day count towards transforming the lives of our children and families by harnessing the opportunities they deserve to thrive as healthy and engaged individuals.
We are committed to improving equality of opportunity, social inclusion and closing disadvantage gaps more broadly, by developing innovative partnerships locally and nationally. The benefits of working together as a family of schools across our Trust are far-reaching. We have a genuine sharing of expertise, experience and ideas which promote continuous learning, excellent career opportunities and high quality professional development.
We believe that each school community is unique and special in its own way, and therefore we empower leaders to successfully implement a strategic plan that reflects the needs of the whole community, with a wealth of resource and expertise around them, balancing our ‘Trust Commitments’ for alignment with the autonomy to innovate. We shape our future together and are invested in broadening horizons for all members of our community and forming exciting partnerships that promote early intervention and inclusion across and beyond our Trust.
As a multi academy trust, we are a single legal entity working collectively for the benefit of all our community and those we can support to reduce disadvantage for vulnerable learners. We are currently comprised of four special schools, three of which are in Portsmouth and one in Compton, West Sussex. Founded by Mary Rose Academy which now celebrates its fourth outstanding OFSTED rating, our Trust has over 11 years' experience in transforming lives of our children and families through high quality specialist education for pupils aged 2 - 19.
We pride ourselves on harnessing the benefits of being a multi academy trust, working closely together to accelerate school improvement and share innovative practice in order to improve outcomes for all pupils and develop a strong learning community.
MBA, CMgr FCMI
Chief Executive Officer