Houghton Road, Newbottle, Houghton le Spring HOUGHTON-LE-SPRING Durham DH4 4EE

0191 500 5954

Aim High Academy Trust

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About Us

Reasons for a local partnership?

What it means for our schools

  • Access to wider peer groups
  • Access to great learning resources
  • Improve teaching and learning opportunities across all schools
  • Improvements in their physical environment
  • Greater opportunities for staff development
  • Access to great learning resources
  • Sharing best practice, subject leadership and distributed leadership
  • Employee benefits
  • Opportunities to work in other schools
Community and Governance
  • To continue to be part of the local community
  • Local people running the Trust and schools Governing Bodies
  • Shared polices
  • Shared buying power to save money & release more funds for Teaching and Learning


Why we can be confident
An ambition to give generously and receive gratefully
Partnership not empire
All schools good or outstanding in latest Ofsted Inspection
The needs of the children and our community as our first priorities
Governance based on a skills model

The style of the trust
Low profile
The trust will be backroom not front of stage
Earned autonomy
The vast majority of decisions will be taken by Headteachers, SLTs and LGBs
Present and future members would be geographical neighbours to maximise benefits
Trust decisions will be made in an open discussion on a basis of collegiality
A mission based on professional development
High expectations of pupil experience, service quality and teaching standards