We were proud to welcome all five of our school’s to the AJ Bell stadium for our Trust-wide inset day. The theme of the day was to explore organisational culture, where attendees reflected on their own strengths and how we can contribute to building our academy Trust of tomorrow.

The morning’s activities were led by our Trust’s Executive Principal Simon Beswick, who inspired our 180 strong team to network and connect with each other and propose our Trust’s priorities for the future.

We were welcomed by our CEO, Jo Appleyard, who gave a rousing welcome reminding our attendees about the importance of compassion and teamwork in order to succeed. The event was also enjoyed by a number of school governors and Trustees. One of our new governors commented, “It was clear to see the passion in the room from everyone.  I really enjoyed learning more about our trust and am looking forward to being able to put my skills to work and help drive the future of The Orchards.”

We’re excited to see how the event has inspired staff in their roles and will continue to share news of exciting school to school collaborations.