What is the Bright Futures Learning Trust?
Bright Futures Learning Trust is a multi-academy trust currently made up of 4 Woking schools; Goldsworth Primary School, St. John’s Primary School, Knaphill Lower School and Knaphill School. Goldsworth Primary became an academy in 2012 and St. John’s joined them in December 2013. We were delighted when the Knaphill schools joined the trust in July 2020.
When schools are part of a multi-academy trust (MAT), they benefit from working together with the other schools in their trust. Leaders, teachers and staff at all levels are able to support each other, share ideas and practice, come up with solutions to problems they may face and no-one need ever feel that they are alone. The Trust is there to support and challenge each school to be the very best it can be and provide a first class education for all of the children in its care.
Here at the Bright Futures Learning Trust, we ensure that every member of staff understands that they are a part of a bigger organisation and, as such, are responsible, not only for the children they work directly with, but for all the children in the trust. We have a shared ethos and values and relentlessly focus on the education and wellbeing of the whole child. We strive for academic excellence and are highly ambitious and aspirational for each and every child and we want them to experience a whole wealth of rich learning opportunities. Our pastoral care and inclusive approach to education is also something we are passionate about as we want every child to be a happy learner, no matter what their needs, background or differences might be.
Being part of the trust provides opportunities for staff to work in more than one school, sharing their expertise. For example, we have a specialist gymnastics teacher who currently works in two of our schools and our P.E. specialists in each school work very closely together, looking for opportunities for children to work together and also have some healthy competition!
In the future, we want to do many more of these things to ensure that it’s the children who benefit the most from what the trust can offer.
Being part of any one of the Bright Futures Learning Trust school communities is an exciting place to be as we look to the future with optimism and a deep desire to do everything we can to prepare our children for life beyond school; giving them the academic, social and emotional skills and knowledge they will need to achieve successful, fulfilled and bright futures. We look forward to being able to welcome more schools to join us on our journey to realise our ambitions for the children and vision for an outstanding education for all.
If you are interested in finding out more about our work and potentially joining us, please don’t hesitate to contact me for an informal chat. I’d be delighted to talk to you.
Gill Kozlowski, CEO