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About the Trust

The Greenacre Academy Trust was founded following approval from the Department of Education in January 2014, for Greenacre Academy to be the founder Academy in a multi-academy trust. The Chair of the Trust is Nikki King OBE, Honorary Chairman of Isuzu Truck (UK) Limited and the CEO is Andy Reese, formerly the Head teacher of Greenacre Academy.  All academies within the Trust are equal partners, there is no lead school.

The Trust is governed by an overarching Trust Board, with significant powers delegated to the local governing bodies.

The Trust vision is for Skills for Life to pervade the curriculum and extra-curricular activity. In addition to the normal school diet, the Trust aims to prepare our students for the adults that they are to become through teaching life skills and exposing them to a whole range of potential careers and mentors from the business world both locally and regionally.

Our Trust facilitates the sharing of good practice across all our academies so that the impact of the best strategies is felt by all. This approach enables governors, leaders, teachers and support staff to come together supported by a common ethos. Each academy is a giver and receiver of support irrespective of their Ofsted grading or performance table position.

Following an extensive consultation period towards the end of 2018 involving all stakeholders, the name of the Trust was changed to ‘Skills for Life Trust’. The principle reason for the change was that we wanted a name which more accurately reflects the core work of the Trust as opposed to a name which potentially might suggest that one academy dictated procedure which is most certainly not the case.