The Diocese established its first MAT, the Diocese of Norwich Education and Academies Trust (DNEAT), in October 2013. It is an effectively structured and well-governed trust and this was emphasised in a recent Ofsted MAT review.
We believe that Academies benefit from working in a supportive network where professional support and challenge is at the heart.
The Church of England schools in our Diocese have always had a commitment to working together; operating as institutions living their Christian mission. We have always tried to work effectively with other organisations: with Local and National Government, and with each other, to create the very best for the children and young people in our care.
In December 2017 the Department of Education gave permission for the Diocese to establish a second MAT, called the Diocese of Norwich St Benet's Multi Academy Trust.
Belonging to these Trusts strengthens those opportunities. It provides a supportive and appropriately-challenging environment for school leaders and governors to achieve the very best for their school.
We firmly believe in autonomous schools that are properly accountable and focused on providing the richest possible learning environments for their children.
We think that other schools, beyond the family of Church of England schools, will be attracted to the values of our Trusts and all are welcome to explore and consider joining us.
The full prospectus can be downloaded below: