The Good Shepherd Trust (GST) is a family of church school academies within the Diocese of Guildford. Established in 2013 as a multi-academy trust, or MAT, the Trust believes in the value of each young person and the importance of holistic education at all of its schools.
In partnership with schools the Trust strives to provide transformational education by setting high standards, encouraging and recognising positive achievement in everyone, raising aspiration, increasing opportunities and improving standards.
4th December 2020
The Holme Church of England Primary School
£56,506 - £65,310 (L12 to L18)
HEAD TEACHER – Hampshire The Good Shepherd Trust is seeking a dynamic champion of learning, with a strong sense of community, to lead The Holme from April 2021 or as soon as possi ...
The Guildford Diocesan Board of Education set up its own umbrella trust, Guildford Diocese Educational Trust (‘GDET’), at the end of 2011 to take forward its response to the Government’s academies agenda. GDET’s aims are broad but include the sponsorship of Church of England academies in the diocese. In order to take the sponsorship of academies further, The Good Shepherd Trust (GST) was established to manage diocesan academies.
This legal framework is required by the Department of Education and is closely regulated by them to ensure that trusts have the capacity to support significant improvement in their schools. The Good Shepherd Trust is a 'multi-academy trust' (or MAT), a family of ten schools within the Diocese of Guildford. It works with agencies and services in both the public and private sectors to provide support to each school based on its needs and priorities. Initially the work of the Trust was focused on sponsored academies, but it has since welcomed five diocesan schools that chose to convert to academy status.
Our aim is to ensure that all schools in the Guildford Diocese are able to offer pupils transformational educational experiences which:
We are committed to transforming learning, raising aspirations, increasing opportunities and improving standards for all our children. This means that:
We create an effective climate for learning –
We set standards of excellence in teaching and learning – high expectations raise aspirations of pupils and their communities:
We offer a curriculum and learning environment relevant to our learners – high standards in the core curriculum especially literacy and numeracy
We build strong and effective partnerships with parents and the local and wider community