The Rose Learning Trust is now a well-established and well respected Multi Academy Trust in Doncaster and North Lincolnshire, currently consisting of seven primary academies (as of May 2022) with 2750 pupils and a combined annual income of £15 million.
The trust has reviewed how its context has changed, what new learning has occurred since it was founded in 2016, including new risks and opportunities. The PESTLE tool has been used to analyse the external environment from many different angles to provide a full evaluation and insight into how the growth plan can effectively respond to change.
The government’s renewed vision is for every school to be part of a multi-academy trust (MAT) or will have plans to join or form one by 2030 (White Paper Apr 2022).
The ambition of The Rose Learning Trust is to grow sustainably. This will create both efficiencies and value for money central services, as well as a highly responsive school improvement model to impact positively on the outcomes for all pupils in the trust.
The trust will continue to extend its reach and impact in the local communities it serves by planned growth over the next 5 years. This will include a Doncaster Hub and a newly formed North Lincolnshire Hub. Each academy should stand at the heart of its community. This will be achieved through structured responses to membership requests and collaborative working with stakeholders. A key aim of the trust is to have a balance of academies at different starting points in their journey of improvement, including trust partnerships, with the aim of supporting each other in transforming futures collaboratively.