Trust us to create STANDOUT schools

We create standout schools. It’s what we do. We believe that all of our academies will standout as exceptional schools that celebrate diversity and commit to excellence. Schools that truly standout deliver a world class education through innovation and social change and become the blueprint for the schools of tomorrow. Trust us. 

Our Values

Focus on family

 

Insist on excellence

 

Do good as you go

 

Embrace innovation

 

Seize success

 

Welcome to Victoria Academies Trust

Victoria Academies is an established multi-academy trust (MAT) in the West Midlands that consists of local schools that all share a passion for excellence, innovation and social change.

As a values-led trust, our purpose is to make all our people become the best they can be. This is our reason for being and is why we created the MAT in 2014. Everything that we do is designed to serve the needs of our young people and their communities through social change. We do this by creating ‘standout’ schools that have flipped the concept of ‘outstanding’ and re-defined excellence in a way that is purposeful, wholesome and empowering to our communities.

Quite simply, we want our family of schools to become the best in the world.  

Andrew Morrish

Chief Executive

Andrew Morrish

Chief Executive

Our Values

Our values drive all that we do. They will always stand the test of time and have become our north star to help us stay true to our purpose. Our five core values are inspired by Fides, the ancient Roman goddess of trust and good faith. Fides literally means ‘to trust’ (as in ‘to confide’) and is a fitting tribute to all that we stand for. If you want to learn more about Fides, let the children tell you about what it means to them in their own words.

We are proud of our local heritage and we want this to shine throughout all of our unique academies. Working as part of a regional hub, we want each of our schools to be at the heart of their local community, standing out as a beacon of excellence. In order to achieve this, we believe that as a family of schools we must free-up our academies so that they can focus solely on core business: Children, Culture and Community.

A NICER Curriculum

Although we have a clear set of values, principles and approaches to learning, every school is unique. Our bespoke NICER curriculum ensures that learning is real, immersive and purposeful with a strong focus on knowledge, skills, arts and culture, creativity, digital technology and social enterprise. Our academies will have the highest expectations of our pupils ensuring they stand out as powerful learners and future leaders.

Pathways

We want to become the employer of choice within the region. To ensure this, we invest heavily in professional learning and development (PLD) so that all our staff can become the best they can be. Our Pathways PLD entitlement programme provides staff at every level with access to an exciting menu of PLD programmes and activities as part of a universal offer.

School-Centred Initial Teacher Training

We want to train, grow, develop and retain our own teachers so that they go on and become future leaders in our trust. This begins the moment a trainee teacher commences our year-long SCITT programme with Victoria Academies Teacher Training (formerly known as Central England Teacher Training, or CETT). On-the-job expert training takes place in at least two of our trust schools resulting in 100% employment. 

Our Academies

All of our schools are within 45 minutes driving time from Victoria Park Academy, Smethwick. Our academies serve challenging communities across a number of local authorities in the West Midlands, including Birmingham, Sandwell, Staffordshire, Walsall and Worcestershire.

Huge well done to our smallest superstars on two fantastic performances of Whoops a daisy angel! You should all be super proud of yourselves... I loved it! #thattimeofyear #courageous #showbrilliance @RowParkAcademy @LauraLord35 @Natasha_Evans_

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Thank you to our fantastic FPA who gifted every child with a book during our Christmas breakfast. We are so grateful 😊

Last week we used a number line to help us learn o’clock times. #collaboration #practicalmaths @1Wfibbersley @FibParkAcademy

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Fabulous challenge outcome 1W! Thank you to all the families for your support. #focusonfamily #FIDES @FibParkAcademy @1Wfibbersley

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A NICER Curriculum

Although we have a clear set of values, principles and approaches to learning, every school is unique. Our bespoke NICER curriculum ensures that learning is real, immersive and purposeful with a strong focus on knowledge, skills, arts and culture, creativity, digital technology and social enterprise. Our academies will have the highest expectations of our pupils ensuring they stand out as powerful learners and future leaders.

Pathways

We want to become the employer of choice within the region. To ensure this, we invest heavily in professional learning and development (PLD) so that all our staff can become the best they can be. Our Pathways PLD entitlement programme provides staff at every level with access to an exciting menu of PLD programmes and activities as part of a universal offer.

Teacher Training

We understand that succession is key and so we actively encourage all our staff to become future leaders. This begins the moment a trainee teacher commences our year-long SCITT programme with Victoria Academies Teacher Training.

Our Academies

All of our schools are in local hubs and within 45 minutes driving time from Victoria Park Academy, Smethwick. Our academies currently serve challenging communities across a number of local authorities in the West Midlands, including Birmingham, Sandwell, Staffordshire, Walsall and Worcestershire.

Join the Victoria Academies Trust Family

We are always talking to schools who are keen to join our trust to take advantage of what we have to offer. We have a proven track record and are a well-established trust keen to welcome like-minded schools that share our values and approach to learning and professional development. We would be delighted to welcome you to any of our schools to find out for yourself how we bring our values to life. We look forward to seeing you.