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September 4, 2019
Welcome back to the new school year at the Fallibroome Trust.
May I extend greetings to parents of children in all our schools and a particularly warm welcome to parents of students at Eaton Bank Academy, Congleton and Marlborough Primary, Macclesfield, who joined the Trust on September 1st.
This latest development means we are now a Trust of ten Good and Outstanding schools committed to shared values and a belief in the power of collaboration. Our aim is to create the conditions for all our students to develop the knowledge, skills and qualities to succeed in life. We want our schools to be the best places to be educated and the best places to work and the growth of the Trust to three Secondary and seven Primary schools will bring the capacity and expertise to achieve these goals.
We enjoyed celebrating our students’ successes in KS1 and KS2 SATs, GCSE and A Level examinations over the summer. Each school’s results have been published on their websites with summaries on the Trust website http://www.fallibroometrust.com and it was a great pleasure to see our Secondary students achieve the results they needed to progress to post-16 and post-18 options of their choice. Congratulations are due to students and their teachers for creating such successful outcomes. Other highlights from a busy year include very positive inspection reports for Upton Priory and Broken Cross primaries and the oversubscription of Year 7 entries into the Winsford Academy. Both Broken Cross and Winsford have now received inspection judgements that moved their RI judgements to Good (with Outstanding features at BC!) resulting in the overwhelming support of parents in their communities. To date we have been subject to six inspections of Trust schools, all of which commended the Trust for supporting school improvement.
We have agreed an exciting package of school improvement strategies for the coming year including:
This programme is designed to complement each school’s improvement plan and create opportunities for partnerships that would not be available for standalone schools.
In addition to our support for students’ academic progress the Trust provides Heads and Governors with Business Support and I am pleased to announce the appointment of
Mrs Liz Whitehurst to the post of Chief Operating Officer for the Trust. Mrs Whitehurst joined the Trust as part-time Chief Financial Officer last year and will bring capacity and expertise to our agenda of freeing up Heads to focus on Teaching and Learning and creating efficiencies that will release funding that can be devolved to the school improvement agenda and benchmark our practice against similar sized Trusts across the country.
Our growth has allowed us to strengthen the governance capacity and I am pleased to announce the appointment of two new Trustees: Mrs Joanna Longman, who brings expertise in governance as a National Leader of Governance and in financial matters as a tax consultant; and Mr Keith Smith who brings business experience and local knowledge as Chair of Governors at Eaton Bank Academy. In addition we have strengthened the independence of our Members by the appointment of Ms Karen Burns. Ms Burns is the CEO of the Victorious Academy Trust in Tameside and will increase the Trust’s capacity to hold Trustees and executives to account. A full list of Members and Trustees is published on the Trust website.
Given the political turmoil we are experiencing at the moment it is good to know that we have increased our capacity to provide our students with a relevant and exciting ‘Whole Education’ and can look forward to an exciting year.
My thanks go to all our staff, governors, parents and students for supporting our collaborative agenda and generating such success. Our Executive Primary Principal, Helen Scott and I look forward to visiting our schools in our regular monitoring visits and creating opportunities for expertise and best practice to be shared between our schools.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require further information about the Trust.
With thanks for your continued support and best wishes.
P W Rubery
Chief Executive Officer
Congratulations to all our students who achieved terrific results in their KS1/2 SATs, GCSE and A level examinations this summer.
July 17, 2019
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July 5, 2019
The Fallibroome Trust has received Ministerial approval to incorporate Eaton Bank Academy, Congleton into the Trust from September 2019.
The Multi-Academy Trust was established by the Fallibroome Academy in 2014 with four founder members and has enjoyed steady growth over the past five years. Approval was granted for Marlborough Primary to join the Trust earlier this year and the addition of Eaton Bank will bring the Trust’s complement to ten schools in September.
Chair of Trustees Dick Hipperson said:
‘We are delighted to welcome two schools that have achieved strong ‘Good’ judgements from Ofsted this year. They will bring capacity and expertise to our school improvement agenda and strengthen our commitment to collaborative working for the benefit of all our students.’
The Trust recently celebrated the success of Broken Cross Primary Academy in converting its previous Requires Improvement category to a ‘Good, with Outstanding features’ judgement. The Priory Lane based Trust has now supported six of its schools to record improved judgements at inspection.
Trust CEO Peter Rubery said:
‘The Multi-Academy Trust model is built on shared values and a commitment to collaboration and mutual support. With three Secondaries and seven Primaries we are committed to sharing best practice and creating the conditions for all our over 4000+ students to succeed’.
The Trust will include the following schools in September:
The Fallibroome Academy, The Winsford Academy, Eaton Bank Academy, Whirley Primary School, Broken Cross Primary Academy and Nursery, Nether Alderley Primary School, Upton Priory School, Adlington Primary School, Gawsworth Primary School and Marlborough Primary School.
April 4, 2019
The Fallibroome Trust Board of Directors have agreed to approve requests from two local schools, Eaton Bank Academy, Congleton and Marlborough Primary, Macclesfield, to join the Trust from September 2019.
Marlborough Primary School is a large and successful primary that converted to Academy status a few years ago and followed DfE advice to convert to a Multi-Academy Trust. An appraisal of various options resulted in a formal request to join the Fallibroome Trust earlier this year.
This application was closely followed by an application from Eaton Bank Secondary Academy who were keen to join a Multi-Academy Trust in order to secure the resources needed to support their ambition to convert their ‘good’ inspection judgement to ‘outstanding’.
A similar process of due diligence and negotiation with the DfE, who supported this proposal, has been undertaken and confirmation from the Regional Schools’ Commissioner is expected in May, for incorporation in September.
Fallibroome Trust Chairman Dick Hipperson said, ‘Subject to final approval from the RSC, we are delighted to welcome Marlborough Primary and Eaton Bank Academy into the Trust in September. Both schools will bring capacity and expertise to our school improvement agenda. The growth of the Multi-Academy Trust to ten schools, three secondary and seven primaries will create a community of schools committed to shared values and a spirit of collaboration that will enable best practice and innovation to be developed for the benefit of all students and staff.’
The Fallibroome Trust was established in 2014 with four founder schools: The Fallibroome Academy, The Winsford Academy, Broken Cross and Nether Alderley Primaries. The Multi-Academy Trust has since expanded to six and then eight schools with the incorporation of Whirley, Adlington, Gawsworth and Upton Priory Primary schools.
Ofsted has conducted inspections of five schools and commended the support of the Trust as a key driver of school improvement.
March 11, 2019
The Winsford Academy and The Fallibroome Trust is proud to announce that we have been chosen as the only partner school for the Knights Grange Elite Performance Centre. This will be the first major facility of its kind in Europe and we are pleased and proud to be a key player in the collaboration between Cheshire FA, Cheshire West and Chester Council and ION Developments.
As a school and trust, we are delighted that this facility will help raise the profile of women’s football and provide excellent facilities to play all formats of the game. Winsford Academy will be in the privileged position of being able to offer a vast range of new opportunities across the curriculum through classroom and education facilities alongside the many other benefits this facility will provide for our young people.
The wider curriculum offer, provided by these facilities, will support and encourage aspirations to sixth form, university and college courses for our students.
Please see the links below for more information:
February 15, 2019
Students from the Fallibroome Trust and Learning Community Schools enjoyed a fantastic week of creativity focused on the challenges of climate change.
The schools’ arts and performing arts teachers created opportunities for students to develop their knowledge in a series of lessons and workshops, culminated in a marvellous evening of performances from every school.
The audience of parents and staff was deeply impressed by the spirit of collaboration and partnership evident across our family of schools, highlighted by the creation of a combined choir to sing the Global Warriors’ song composed by Fallibroome’s Head of Music Christine Mortimer.
It was great to see pupils from years 3 to year 9 developing skills of cooperation and teamwork, exemplified by a dance created by students from the Winsford and Fallibroome Academies. The impressive show was closed by a moving request to support the orangutan appeal from class 1/2 at Broken Cross.
In his closing address Mr Power thanked Mr Hogden for leading the team and emphasised the value of creativity in the school curriculum.
I have no doubt that our pupils’ experience of a memorable week will encourage them, and their parents, to take the small but impactful steps required to create a better future.
February 6, 2019
Students from the Trust’s two secondary schools came together last term to discuss the establishment of a Trust Student Council. Meetings were held at Winsford and Fallibroome Academies to allow students to introduce their schools to their peers and discuss possible actions for a joint Council.
The Council will focus on joint actions to improve Recycling and worked up ideas for a Trust-wide ‘Pledge’ of opportunities that students would be able to undertake in their secondary years.
They also agreed to connect with Fallibroome’s partner schools in South Africa and enjoyed meeting their fellow Council members at Grabbouw High School in a Skype conference last week.
Trust students and staff were shocked to hear of a tragedy at a school near to Grabbouw which resulted in the death of four students.We have sent our condolences and support via a Facebook link and encourage all our readers to do the same.
February 1, 2019
Adlington is a lovely village school which was rated ‘Outstanding’ at its last inspection. The school is a member of the Fallibroome Trust, an eight school multi academy trust based in Cheshire.
We are looking for a new Headteacher to join our team to build on the outstanding practice in school which has seen Adlington achieve the highest Key Stage 2 results in Mathematics and second highest in Reading in our local authority area (Cheshire East). We want to leverage these excellent results and continue to improve the outcomes of all of our pupils.
Click the link below for more information on the school, the position and how to apply.
December 20, 2018
October 24, 2018
Train to Teach with Teach Cheshire.
UCAS applications now open
September 27, 2018
Upton Priory School will be hosting a Reception Open Day on Wednesday 21st November from 9.30am to 11.30am.