Providing pupils with firm foundations whilst developing their uniqueness and allowing them to shine
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We are an approved Multi Academy Trust offering a tried and tested framework for rapid school improvement and sustained success, working within a shared ethos of care and respect, celebrating diversity at all times.


We also aim to provide effective management services to each of our academies, enabling leaders to focus on their core task of school improvement.


We believe that the three elements of PROVISION, ENHANCEMENT and ENRICHMENT - when combined together proportionally - create a unique and high-quality education, which enables every pupil to achieve academically and to SHINE individually.


At the centre of our ethos we have three core values of: 'SHINE' 'TAKE CARE' and 'DARE to be DIFFERENT'.


SHINE MAT is centred around people - pupils, staff, parents/carers, governors and local communities.

'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