I cannot believe that it is this time of year already. For me, it’s been exactly 12 months since I became the Chair of The Societas Trust Board and I am sincerely grateful to have been re-appointed for another year in the role.
This is the fourth year the schools that comprise the Trust have been collaborating formally together, and during the last 12 months we have also welcomed Oaklands Nursery School into the Trust as an associate member. During 2019, there has been a continuation of the great work that has been achieved across all the settings and, whilst challenging at times, the outcomes have been extremely successful for all.
In September, we had our first Ofsted visit at Ellison since the Trust commenced, and the outcome was really positive with the Inspector praising the work of both the academy and the Trust. Last month, both Jon Lovatt (CEO) and I were invited to attend a review meeting, to discuss performance and priorities of the Trust, at the Regional School Commissioner’s Office in Coventry. The meeting went very well and they are pleased with the strong performance and continuing progress of the Trust as a whole.
I can honestly say that all the success is down to each and every one of you and the outstanding commitment and dedication you show to ensure that all pupils have great opportunities to learn and thrive in order to succeed. Your work is truly recognised and appreciated and I wanted to take this opportunity to personally thank you all.
As the year draws to a close, I wish you all the very best for the festive season. I hope you have an enjoyable and relaxing time and look forward to working alongside you in the New Year.
Once again, thank you!