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The Oak Partnership Trust



About the trust

The Oak Partnership Multi Academy Trust was formed on 1 January 2019.  Its founder member schools are three primary schools (Blackbrook Community Primary School, Ruishton CofE Primary School and West Monkton CofE Primary School) and one all-through Special School (Selworthy Special School).  All four schools were inspected by Ofsted in 2018 and were rated Good.


In total the trust accommodates over 1000 learners.


The region in which The Oak Partnership is located is at the heart of one of the biggest and fastest growing housing developments in the South West, located along the M5 corridor. There are pockets of high deprivation within these catchments and the Trust recognises challenge of encouraging aspiration amongst all within its community. It hopes to be a catalyst for higher standards and improved outcomes for all its learners, therefore enhancing life chances and social mobility throughout the region.


Plans for the future

Our key challenges are:

  1. School Improvement: establishing the The Oak Partnership with a clear School Improvement strategy which ensures that high standards are achieved and maintained in all Academy Schools and settings.
  2. Finance: Meeting the financial challenges of ensuring that The Oak Partnership not only remains viable but is also in a position to grow sustainably.
  3. Growth: To establish a growth strategy to increase the capacity within our schools to enable us to work with other schools including supporting struggling schools in the region.


Trust ethos & values

The Oak Partnership aims to inspire children to be lifelong learners. All that follows is underpinned by the expectation that all trust schools create a rich and varied curriculum that excites and inspires, giving children a love of learning new things. The Oak Partnership provides support to its school leaders and challenges them to consistently reach the highest standards, ensuring that all children make good progress regardless of their starting point. As a community of schools, the trust believes in developing great teaching, sharing best practice and creating stimulating learning environments for all its pupils. 

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