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Welcome from Sara Edwards, CEO

Welcome to Acorn Education Trust.

I am very proud to be the CEO of Acorn Education Trust and to oversee the unique family of academies and nurseries who are working together to deliver a first class education.

Since its formation in 2014, Acorn Education Trust has grown to include two nurseries, ten primary and two secondary schools, providing education and opportunities for 3,950 students people, from 3 months to 19 years old. We pride ourselves on transforming education locally, with our schools/nurseries being at the heart of their local communities.

Our vision is to prepare young people for their world in their time. As CEO of Acorn Education Trust, I have the privilege to work with our board and teaching staff to provide the best education for all students in a rapidly changing educational landscape.  Our staff work tirelessly to shape the culture and ethos of our schools/nurseries, so every individual feels valued and has the opportunity to contribute.

Each Acorn setting is equally important and we ensure the following core values are clearly visible:

Active and visible leadership
Care, Support and challenge
Opportunities for all
Respect, resilience and rewards
Needs of all are paramount

By working collaboratively we’ve been able to create an effective and efficient organisation and business model that allows school/ nursery leaders and teachers to focus all their attention on the students. We work together in a supportive network to evaluate, challenge and improve practice inside and outside of the classroom. We want our students to grow into fully equipped individuals who make meaningful contributions to society and our staff to reach their full professional potential.

I look forward to an exciting future for the trust and thank you for taking the time to visit our website.

Warm regards,

Sara Edwards