The Good Shepherd Multi Academy Trust
We are a family of academy schools centred in Cumbria who share a common set of values and a desire to work together to provide high quality education for children in our communities. Our Trust is sponsored by the Diocese of Carlisle who provide us with support and who ensure our governance at Trust level makes us a suitable home for church schools as well as non-church schools. We are a mixture of church and non-church academies and our status before becoming academies is reflected in the composition of our local governing bodies. At the moment we are all primary academies but our family is open to secondary schools and special schools too.
Our schools help deliver the best educational, spiritual and emotional outcomes for children and their families. This is achieved through a collaborative partnership between schools, community, churches and the central support team of the Trust, where everyone has something to offer. We want our pupils and staff to enjoy life in all its fullness, both while they are part of our family and beyond. Our schools enjoy the maximum autonomy appropriate to their circumstances and we make sure they get support when they need it. We have an experienced group of directors who give freely of their time and expertise, setting the strategic direction for our Trust, supporting the operation of the Trust and ensuring compliance with legal and government requirements.