Howard Junior is a member of the The Apollo Academies Trust - a brand new, vibrant and dynamic trust. The Trust is a very forward thinking organisation that provides the latest innovations in education. It can open doorways to learning opportunities on a local, national and global level.
All Multi Academy Trusts profess to have a clear focus on the type of education approach they advocate and will state that they have a constant focus on improving quality through staff development. However, at the Apollo Trust believes that a Trust should be doing this as a minimum and that with it's current expertise it can deliver that and much, much more ‘added value’ services to free up budgets and create economies of scale.
Each school is different and whilst the Trust will provide peer support, advice and structure where needed, it also respects the approaches taken at Good or Outstanding Schools and will not change what is obviously working in that school’s context.
The Apollo Trust does not believe that one size (or approach) fits all. It will not ask a school to adopt a single pedagogy, change into a homogeneous corporate ‘brand’ or indeed insist on a ‘central -office’ dictated method of working. The Trust asks schools to work with each other openly and transparently to share best practice within the Trust’s family of schools. Headteachers will be recognised for their expertise and desire to be leaders within their schools and will be asked to contribute to the growth of the Trust. So, for Good or Outstanding Schools, joining the Apollo Trust it will not mean that the Head Teacher or Governing Body loses control or influence over the school. Apollo will work with the Head Teacher to take back-office workload away from their role, focus on improving system efficiency and reduce the costs of non-teaching functions and of purchases such as consumables, energy, waste, catering and cleaning etc.
The Apollo Trust is a flexible and dynamic organisation committed to ensure pupils are happy, successful and have the best opportunities available.
You can find out more about the Apollo Trust by visiting it's website: http://www.apolloacademiestrust.co.uk/
WE LIKE OUR SCHOOLS TO HAVE A NICE ‘FEEL’ ABOUT THEM THE MINUTE YOU WALK THROUGH THE DOOR. SMILES ON PUPILS’ FACES, A WELL PRESENTED BUILDING, EXCELLENT FACILITIES, HIGH QUALITY TEACHING, ETC.