The aim of the Denbigh Alliance Trust is to provide the best possible education to students between the ages of 3 to 19. The Trust will focus on educational establishments within a 10-mile radius of Denbigh School, in schools where it can make a significant difference to the progress and attainment of students through the application of the ‘Denbigh Ethos’. The Alliance aims to grow at a sustainable pace, and the current intention is to grow to no larger than 10 schools by 2025.
To achieve this the Trust will:
- Have at least two schools as members of the MAT by September 2020 and three or four by September 2021. The aim is to grow by at least one school per year, but not more than two per year.
- Ensure that all schools in the MAT are rated ‘good’ or better by Ofsted (note: for schools rated lower on joining the MAT, achieve a ‘good’ or better rating three years after joining the MAT, or on their next inspection thereafter).
- Maintain a healthy cash reserve, allowing Alliance project work to be undertaken as necessary.
- Maintain its position as the leader in the development of educational ideas, pedagogy and outcomes in Milton Keynes (and wider), fully utilising the Tommy Flowers SCITT, the Denbigh Teaching School Alliance, the Enigma Maths Hub and the NCCE Computing Hub, all of which will be financially self-sustaining and will deliver a surplus, when measured over a rolling three-year period.
- To establish effective local governing bodies for any schools within the MAT.
- Ensure that all schools in the MAT deliver a very broad range of extra-curricular activities.