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Message from the Chair

As the Chair of the Board, I would like to offer you a warm welcome to the SHINE Multi Academy Trust (SHINE) website.


SHINE was formed on 1st December 2016, with Whitemoor Academy being the founding school. We have quickly grown across three counties and now include: Ranskill Primary (1st January 2017), Scotholme Primary and Nursery (1st February 2017); Ironville and Codnor Park Primary (1st March 2018) and Langold Dyscarr Community School (1st April 2019).


The core purpose of our multi academy trust is to ensure that our schools; as well as their pupils, parents and staff; SHINE, TAKE CARE and DARE to be DIFFERENT. I am extremely proud to be part of this growing organisation, which ensures the values of PROVISION, ENHANCEMENT and ENRICHMENT - when combined together proportionally - create a unique, high-quality education for every pupil, allowing them to achieve academically and to SHINE individually.


SHINE is most definitely centred around people - pupils, staff, parents, local governors trustees and local communities and their importance remains at the heart of everything we do. The growth of SHINE is benefiting each school and all are beginning to see the benefits of economies of scale and the sharing of good practice, by utilising the expertise of our many excellent practitioners. 


The Trustees and local governors feel passionately about securing a first class education for the next generation; SHINE strives to find that something special and offers a personalised learning experience for all. This drive for excellence is well recognised in all our schools.


On our website you will be able to find news and information concerning the goings on within the SHINE and, through the links, more detail about what is happening in each of our schools. You can also find information about our members and trustees here.


I do hope that you find what you need  and please do get in touch if you have any further questions or feedback about the work of SHINE Multi Academy Trust.


Jane Gant

(Chair of the Board)


'Since I have been in post, it is evident that a great investment has already been made in the provision of opportunities for pupil and staff personal development. My original estimation is proving to be correct… In simple terms, SHINE is doing what it says on the tin! From a newly appointed Headteacher’s point of view, I strongly feel that I have had nothing but exceptional help, advice and support. I can furthermore see that this network of support and advice, which comes from the SHINE organisation is readily available at all levels.' Laura DiMartino - Headteacher Whitemoor Academy 'The schools which are part of the Trust, are all very different but we all share the passion for giving children the very best and the dedication which is required to make this happen. Working with like-minded people is both a privilege and a challenge.' Kate Hall - Headteacher Scotholme Primary 'We strongly believe in the values and ethos of SHINE and therefore, for us, it was a no-brainer as to which trust to join. We're proud that we are one the first schools to become part of this forward thinking establishment.' Stuart Moody - Headteacher Ranskill Primary 'Since Easter the school has been working with the SHINE to improve standards in teaching and learning. Staff morale has improved dramatically and everyone feels valued and appreciated.' Jane Parker - Headteacher Ironville and Codnor Park Primary Read More