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The SHINE Schools:

Ironville & Codnor Park Primary School

Going into special measures is never a nice experience for a school and it’s always hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel. After it happened to us, staff morale was very low and the parents and carers had lost faith in the school... 

Since the school has been working with SHINE, staff morale has improved dramatically and everyone feels valued and appreciated. Those parents and carers who are able to come in to school have noticed a difference and are excited about the improvements we have made to support the educational needs of their children. Visitors are saying that the school now feels like a different place!


Langold Dyscarr Community School

We feel really proud and privileged to be part of SHINE MAT. Our school is nurtured, valued and most importantly encouraged to be different. The 'Take Care' ethos of SHINE not only supports our staff but our children too, who are encouraged to grow into individuals who SHINE in their own strengths.


Ranskill Primary School

We made the decision to convert to academy status as we felt, with greater autonomy, we could provide better educational opportunities for our pupils. 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.

Since joining SHINE, our curriculum has been enhanced, pupils are enjoying better learning experiences and staff feel valued and supported due to the wealth of professional development opportunities that have presented themselves.


Scotholme Primary and Nursery School

For us, the decision to become an academy was a difficult one. Although we welcomed the greater freedom and collaborative working that academisation brings, we did not want to lose our identity and become ‘one of the same.’ 

Becoming part of the SHINE Multi Academy Trust has been very reassuring. It really is completely different to the idea of the ‘everyone does the same’ MAT that we were so worried about joining. 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.