The Portico Academy Trust was established in April 2016 and presently consists of West Leigh Junior School, Porters Grange Primary School and Nursery (a sponsored academy), Friars Primary School and Nursery, Hamstel Junior School and Hamstel Infant School and Nursery.
The Trust was formed to support and challenge, within a context of partnership, high expectations and professional integrity, schools with primary pupils. Within a core of commonly held beliefs, we hold that each school in the Trust will retain its individual identity and character.
Portico Academy Trust aims to be at the heart of the local communities it serves. We aim to deliver to local families an excellent education and create new opportunities for our pupils.
Through working closely together and sharing best practice, initiatives and expertise, we want all our children to be confident and successful lifelong learners.
As a Trust we strongly believe that it is important that all of our children acquire the essential key skills they will need to secure the fundamental building blocks of how to learn. By doing this they will develop a love of learning and become enthusiastic, independent inquisitive, risk-taking learners.
We want the best learning experience for every child, every day.
We recognise that learning is the key to every child’s future.
We meet challenges head on and find creative solutions.
We treat all members of our school community and our environment with respect.
To create a family of outstanding schools with clear purpose, direction and objectives
To provide environments where teaching and learning is paramount and children enjoy and are engaged in a rich and relevant curriculum tailored to their individual needs
To narrow gaps in attainment with the intention of reducing inequalities
To ensure empowerment of all pupils to achieve their full potential
To create and foster a culture of high aspiration amongst all pupils, regardless of their social, economic or cultural background
To strive for excellence in teaching and learning
To ensure strong engagement in learning that fosters a lifelong learning ethos
To promote excellent progress for all learners.
To promote outstanding leadership and governance.
To establish a financial foundation to enable the Trust to fulfil its vision
To provide continual professional development and promote a well-resourced, high quality environment
To become the employer of choice
For each academy to be recognised as a centre of learning excellence, disseminating best practice within and beyond the Trust
To engage proactively with parents and the community in partnership to support pupil progress, wellbeing and achievement
Sir David Amess MP
Staff of Portico Academy Trust
CEO & Executive Headteacher to West Leigh Junior School
Director of Learning
Media & Communications Manager
Emotional, Wellbeing and Inclusion
Director of Finance
Clerk to Trustees
Each school will be governed by a Local Governing Body (LGB) holding to account the Headteachers and Heads of School and reporting to the Trustees’ Board.
Legal & Financial documents
Legal, Financial and Supplementary funding documents can be found below.
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