Latest News on the Lawres Trust

For the past year and a half our school has been working as part of the ‘Lawres’ group of schools: Dunholme St Chad’s Church of England Primary School, Nettleham Church of England Aided Junior School, Scampton Church of England Primary School, Ellison Boulters Church of England Academy, Saxilby Church of England Primary School, The Sir Robert Pattinson Academy, Welton St Mary’s Church of England Primary Academy and William Farr Church of England Comprehensive School.

Our intention has been to investigate ways in which we can work together more effectively. One option that we have explored in great depth has been that of joining together as a Multi-academy Trust (MAT).

We thought that now would be a good time for an update.

The benefits of this work have been significant with the schools involved developing a very close professional relationship. This will continue with the group now exploring how we can cooperate across a wide range of areas of school life: from purchasing and procurement to professional development and school governance. However the more formal aspect of forming a Multi Academy Trust has now been put on ‘hold’ and the schools involved will remain as independent organisations.

We will continue to explore and evaluate areas of joint working and look forward to seeing continued benefits for our school community.

The Governing Body

Nettleham Church of England Aided Junior School