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Nov 2, 2018

Tottington High School strides into a new era


Tottington High School has joined the Shaw Education Trust’s family of academies as a key strategy in ensuring high quality outcomes for young people.

The Bury-based secondary school converted to academy status on 1st November, joining a Trust which shares values well-aligned with their own.

Commenting on the decision to convert, Headteacher Brian Duffy said: “We are focused on improving the outcomes for our pupils, and the support and expertise that Shaw Education Trust can provide us in achieving this is invaluable.”

As part of the Trust, the school will have the opportunity to collaborate with other academies within the MAT and with the Trust’s strategic partners. They will have preferential access to Teaching School support, a Research School and a SCITT, alongside a broad range of supernumerary colleagues from the Trust’s central team.

Tottington is committed to its community and has taken the opportunity to join a well-established, bespoke, local Trust in order to work in partnership to achieve common goals.

Mr Duffy commented: “We feel that now is the right time for us to join the Trust, while being able to maintain a good relationship with the local authority.

“Joining the Trust enables us to broaden horizons and push pupil’s educational landscapes that little bit further, ultimately improving pupil’s life outcomes.”

Jo Morgan CEO of the Trust added: “We are absolutely delighted to welcome Tottington into our family. We will continue to work with the school, its leaders and governors to create local capacity to deliver awesome outcomes and bright futures for the youngsters of Bury.”