How we work
University of Wolverhampton Multi Academy Trust (UWMAT) has a track record of working with schools, children and young people to raise standards and aspirations across the region.
Academies are supported by the Trust in areas such as Teaching and Learning, Leadership, School Improvement, Finance and HR, empowering them to maximise opportunities for improving the life chances of the young people we serve.
The Trust intends there to be a strong working relationship between the Trust Officers and Headteachers based on mutual respect, and healthy challenge and support. Our Headteachers have the autonomy to lead the school and to make decisions whilst working alongside the Trust Senior Leadership Team. Through this relationship, external advice and support will be sourced according to the needs of both the Headteacher and the academy, underpinned by our vision of ‘innovation and opportunity’.We welcome new ideas and fresh approaches. Our model for sponsorship is based on a supportive professional network with our schools working together to improve standards; provide excellent professional development and pathways for school personnel.
Our Mission and Aims
Our overarching mission is to do the right things for the children who attend our academies, to increase each of their individual opportunities so that they can achieve success. To do this we will focus on three shared aims:
Aim 1 - Pupils and Families First
As a Trust we will deliver a school experience for all our pupils which increases the opportunities for them to reach their full potential. We will do this by delivering outstanding pedagogic practice, underpinned by research.
Aim 2 - Skills and Learning for Life
Our learning opportunities will target the economic and social needs of the areas in which we work. We will seek to maximise everyone’s potential, providing the skills, knowledge and expertise needed to lead a successful and fulfilled life.
Aim 3 - Significant Influence
The Trust will be a leader in the creation and dissemination of knowledge about ‘what works’ in schools. We aim to be a MAT that creates opportunities for our communities ‘making a difference’ locally, regionally and nationally.