Academy Transformation Trust

Proud to be part of ATT

Our team knows first-hand how to make education better for schools, pupils and their teachers.

For us, the future of UK education relies upon schools working closely together to share best practices, giving every child the best chance in life. We set up ATT to make this vision a reality.

As a not for profit trust, we work with our growing family of primary and secondary academies, and further education providers in the Midlands, East of England and South East.

Our mission is to provide the very best education for all pupils and the highest level of support for our staff to ensure every child leaves our academies with everything they need to reach their full potential.

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An overview of ATT

Our Vision

We have one core purpose:

To have the biggest positive impact in the varied communities we serve through ensuring top drawer education for our learners. #TransformingLives

How do we ensure this across our trust?

In all we do we are:

  1. Ethical to the core, ensuring that education is always front and centre
  2. Futures focused system leaders – never simply followers
  3. Collaborative in every endeavour
  4. Resolutely learner centred

What does this look like across our trust?



Education

We are:

  1. Ruthlessly ambitious for all who learn and work with us
  2. Unwaveringly inclusive – determined on eradicating barriers to educational success
  3. Committed to excellent teaching
  4. Determined upon academic excellence for all in our communities
  5. Compassionate, ethical and caring advocates for all in our communities
  6. Outwardly facing and globally conscious


Operations

We are:

  1. Committed to the very best people development and empowerment
  2. Determined to shout loudly and share proudly our successes
  3. The best professional and technical experts (supporting education) in the sector
  4. Committed to the very best understanding and management of risk


Financial

We are:

  1. Providing the best possible public service for the best possible value
  2. Determined to supplement our public income with shrewd income generation
  3. Building financially sustainable models of educational improvement in our communities
  4. Demonstrably efficient in all we do


Our values

We are:

  • We will work inclusively within our communities, embracing the varied localities we serve while sharing our common vision and values.
  • We will develop the very best leaders of the future, working to improve education and transform lives.
  • We will adhere unwaveringly to the ‘Nolan Principles’ of Public Service, which is made clear in our commitment to Ethical Leadership.

Our ‘Institute’ is an umbrella term for all people development available to all ATT stakeholders. It serves our whole ATT community: children and young people, parents and carers, employees and the wider community.

We are committed to the very best people development. We empower all stakeholders through equality of opportunity and place the needs of our stakeholders and the communities we serve at the front and centre of all we do. We believe we are better together and value collaboration within and beyond our organisation. ATT People Development activities will be the very best learning our stakeholders have ever had. Through high-quality people development we will all transform lives and communities.

Our Institute is a learning eco-system through which all people within our communities and beyond can thrive. It starts with the belief that we are all leaders of our eco-system. Leadership does not just come from the top; it has to be genuinely stakeholder-led. Irrespective of our role: admin, education, estates, finance, governance and operations, we all have a responsibility to make things better for children and young people and to help ensure that teachers are delivering a top drawer education. Thus, we have a professional obligation to keep getting better through engagement in people development activities so that the ‘edge’ between schools and communities, where educators work with pupils, parents and carers and communities is the best it can possibly be.

We resolutely believe it is our moral and professional imperative to hear all voices and use our own agency to develop others within and beyond our Trust. ATT employees must use their local leadership to develop and lead others beyond their immediate setting and beyond our own Institute. The advancement of our Institute in this way, will lead to whole of system improvement and transform more lives and more communities.

Flexible working gives employees the opportunity to achieve a better balance between work and other commitments, often by making small changes to working patterns and hours. Managers will make every effort to appreciate an employee's needs such as family responsibilities, work and caring responsibilities and be flexible as possible to try and accommodate their required working hours.

At Academy Transformation Trust we put our people's welfare and wellbeing at the centre of everything. Our Wellbeing Strategy covers 4 key areas: Working Environment, Personal Growth, Health and Lifestyle Initiatives and Culture. We aim to promote and maintain the health & wellbeing of employees, with the goal being to enable a positive relationship between an employee's work and their health.

An example of the type of support available to you;

  • Access to free confidential help & advice available to employees 24 hours a day, every day.
  • Access to our ‘inhouse’ Wellbeing Champions to offer support as necessary

Retail discounts on hundreds of high street and online retailers are available through our Together Benefit’s Platform. Saving you money on everything from fashion, groceries, leisure activities, cinema and days out. This also includes a bike scheme, gym scheme and an employee assistance programme which gives you access to free, external, confidential advice on personal and/or work-related issues. We also offer employees an in-house Occupational Health service supporting health and wellbeing.

On our journey of #transforminglives, we are building a Diverse and Inclusive Community. We are aspiring to promote our Inclusivity, via Curriculum and Employee engagement. Together, we want to break down barriers, enjoy each individual and celebrate the value they bring to our Trust Family.

“I was recently appointed as Principal of Pool Hayes Academy and have already enjoyed a wealth of support from the ATT family. From finance to HR and everything in between the challenge, support and intervention offered here is excellent and will support not only myself, but also the students and staff at Pool Hayes. I am looking forward to developing my own skills and abilities through the excellent CPD package ATT deliver. Even at this early stage I feel incredibly lucky and privileged to lead Pool Hayes and lead the school to further success.”

Thomas McDowall, Principal
Thomas McDowall, Principal
Pool Hayes Academy

I was recruited as Vice Principal at Pool Hayes Academy in January 2020. ATT began supporting my development at this point in providing me with the opportunity for my first Vice Principal position. I worked closely with colleagues both within Pool Hayes Academy and across the other academies within the Trust throughout my induction to ATT but this work sharpened further when, in Spring 2021, I was appointed interim Principal for a short period. The support and advice of other Principals, leaders from across the Trust, and colleagues within Pool Hayes was vital in ensuring both my own development, but also the continuity of the academy's developmental trajectory. This was the most intense period of my professional life but was made much easier by sharing the cognitive load and the decision-making processes with colleagues from such broad backgrounds as those represented across the ATT family. As I return to my substantive role as Vice Principal, I look forward to continuing to develop the skills through engagement with colleagues and Personal Development across the Trust.

Nicholas Bradnick-Thompson, Vice Principal
Nicholas Bradnick-Thompson, Vice Principal
Pool Hayes Academy

As a former student, I had never imagined ever returning to my old school, however fifteen years later, I have found myself back at Pool Hayes Academy as PA to the Principal! I was made to feel very welcome by all members of staff from my very first day and less than a year later, already feel very much a part of the Pool Hayes family. I have received a huge amount of support from the Principal personally and value the open-door policy they have in place. The Principal is always available to meet with any of our students or members of staff, no matter what their query is, no problem is too big or too small. Working closely with the Senior Leadership Team has given me a greater understanding of how passionate our staff are in ensuring our students achieve the very best outcomes possible. This makes me extremely proud to be part of our academy, knowing that we are playing a huge part in directing young people onto the correct path in order for them to achieve their dream careers. I was very settled in my previous job role but decided to apply for a job at Pool Hayes due to the huge increase in holiday time I would get to spend with my son. Thank you Pool Hayes and ATT for giving me this amazing opportunity, not only progress my career, but to spend more quality time with my family which to me, is priceless.

Kerry Hodgkins, PA to Principal
Kerry Hodgkins, PA to Principal
Pool Hayes Academy

Our #PHAntastic Senior Leadership Team

Thumb avatar Derek Trimmer
Derek Trimmer
Executive Principal, Regional Education Director (West)
Thumb avatar Thomas McDowall
Thomas McDowall
Principal
Thumb avatar Andrew Lawrence
Andrew Lawrence
Vice Principal
Thumb avatar Nicholas Bradnick-Thompson
Nicholas Bradnick-Thompson
Vice Principal
Thumb avatar Jack Dean
Jack Dean
Assistant Principal
Thumb avatar Hayley Marston
Hayley Marston
Assistant Principal, DSL
Thumb avatar Abbi Williams
Abbi Williams
Assistant Principal
Thumb avatar Lisa Macey
Lisa Macey
Assistant Principal

Employee Benefits

We really value the hard work and commitment of our employees, which is why we offer lots of benefits to suit different work and personal circumstances and a working environment that encourages and inspires excellence.

An Exclusive Employee Benefit Retail Discount Portal

Retail discounts on hundreds of high street and online retailers are available. Saving you money on everything from fashion, groceries, leisure activities, cinema and days out.

Annual Leave entitlement

A generous annual leave is offered with entitlement depending upon grade and length of service in local government.

Free Support via an employee assistance and counselling service

Access to free, external, confidential advice and face-to-face counselling on personal and/or work-related issues. We also offer employees an in-house Occupational Health service supporting health and wellbeing.

Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme

The Pension Scheme is an important part of your employment package. How much it costs you depends on how much you're paid, but it will be between 5.5% and 7.5% of your pay.

Flexible Working

Flexible working gives employees the opportunity to achieve a better balance between work and other commitments - often by making small changes to working patterns and hours. Managers will make every effort to appreciate an employee's needs such as family responsibilities, work and caring responsibilities and be flexible as possible to try and accommodate their required working hours.

People Development Offer

Mirroring the vision of the ATT Institute, the People Development offer at BHA seeks to foster a culture of lifelong learning. Leaders, teachers and support staff share in this vision for their own development that focuses on how each member of staff can learn from their own practice and the practice of others.

This year, our offer includes a series of ‘pathway’ sessions, opted into by teaching and support staff, underpinned by the launch of our incremental coaching programme.

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Our Location
Swavesey
Cambs
CB24 4RS