St Margaret Clitherow Catholic Academy Trust – the recently formed collection of 17 schools from across the Diocese of Middlesbrough – has published its vision to Bring Joy, Hope, Opportunity and Purpose for our children in an uncertain world via a new brand identity and website. The Trust was also recently shortlisted for a Department of Education Sustainability Award in its first year of operation.
Amy Rice, CEO of St Margaret Clitherow Catholic Academy Trust, said: “Our vision was crafted when we started a year ago, but it has never been more relevant. The staff across this Trust are determined to make a real and enduring difference to children’s lives and give them the strength and independence not only to face the challenges that are ahead, but to be the adults and young people who will reshape our future into a fairer and more loving world. In the current circumstances, we hope that people can experience our vision, virtually, through our new, engaging website.”
The Trust is open about wanting to do things differently and majors on its value of courage, which will, according to the Trust team, see it break the mould to give new and exciting opportunities to all of its children and staff over the coming years.
Amy Rice added: “We firmly believe that each child has that spark, that gift within them. It’s our job to help them see it and to nurture it so that they can be a positive force for good in whatever they do in their future. That requires an approach that looks at each child as a precious individual, unconstrained by mechanistic targets or the usual expectations. We are hugely ambitious for our children academically, of course, but that is far from the whole story. We hope that people with the same ambition and the same hope for our children’s future will feel inspired to join and support us, in whatever way they can.”
St Margaret Clitherow Catholic Academy Trust was formed in June 2019 and by September of the same year, 17 schools – two secondary and fifteen primary – were part of the Trust.
More about the Trust can be found at www.smccat.org.uk