Dear Parents and Carers,
The merger between The Levels Academy Trust and Preston Primary Academy Trust was approved by the Head teachers Board on Monday 19th October. This will result in all of our Primary Schools joining PPAT from January 2021, and the dissolution of The Levels Academy Trust.
I would like to take this opportunity to reassure you that little will change at school level. Our schools will continue to be led and managed in the same way, and will retain their identity. However, the benefits to joining a large Trust will be extensive. There will be many opportunities for collaboration across an extensive network that includes outstanding practice, and economies of scale will result in improved levels of expenditure on our children.
We are very much looking forward to the future which is looking very bright. If you would like to discuss any aspect of the merger or have any concerns, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
To recognise the special relationship that Taunton School has with the four schools of the Levels Academy, we offer one scholarship each year that is only open to applicants from the Academy.
We are four schools working together to provide an outstanding education in our academies
At The Levels Academy Trust we are passionate about making a difference to the lives of all our children. They are at the heart of everything we do and we strive to inspire learners and change their lives, as a result of our vibrant and personalised educational provision. We want all our schools to be the best they can be and for each child to discover the skills, abilities, talents and interests that lie within them.
We are privileged to have Huish Episcopi Primary School, Hambridge Primary School and Middlezoy and Othery Primary Schools presently within The Levels Academy Trust. We are building a family of schools who are prepared to truly collaborate. The schools have a desire to question, change and innovate to ensure that what they provide enables our children to become successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens.
We believe in the power of partnership, enabling us to ensure more children receive an exceptional education. Our member schools know the transformational impact it can have from experience. We all share the ultimate goal of driving high educational standards through the provision of outstanding teaching, leadership and learning for all.
At the same time, we recognise the importance for schools to retain and promote their individual identity and we endorse earned autonomy across the Trust. Every school has its own context and challenges. This is why we encourage our member schools to lead and manage in a way that preserves their individual identity and responds to the specific needs of their children and community.
Our leaders focus on offering the children a broad and balanced curriculum, on pupil progress and attainment and regularly share knowledge, insight and experience. We ensure that there is plenty of opportunity for all the staff to work in partnership, share best practice, share resources and attend shared INSET and Continuing Professional Development.
The combination of autonomy and collaboration across key areas of leadership and management, underpinned by shared vision, values and best practice is what makes The Levels Academy Trust unique.
If you would like to find out further information about The Levels Academy Trust please visit our website.
We recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all pupils. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children and young people are respected and valued. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure children and young people receive effective support, protection and justice.