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The Consortium Multi Academy Trust

Welcome to Waveney Valley Partnership Federation, part of The Consortium Multi Academy Trust.Consortium’s fundamental aim is to maintain and enhance the position of rural community primary schools at the heart of our communities across Suffolk and Norfolk.  We recognise that for our small schools to remain vibrant and viable, closer integration and collaborative working is necessary to ensure that our curriculum is exciting, provision is full and the outcomes for pupils are exceptional.

The Trust motto highlights that we are not content with pupils simply acquiring the national expected attainment level – we see our role as primary educators ensuring that every child, no matter of ability should thrive.  A link to the Trust’s vision and values document can be found here:  https://consortiumacademy.co.uk/suffolk/primary/consortium-mat/arenas/websitecontent/web/cmatvisionandvaluespp.pdf

I am proud to be the CEO and Principal of the Consortium Multi Academy Trust, we have a great team and at every level, determined to deliver on our aims for the children that we serve.  I hope that you enjoy navigating around our website and those of our member schools.

We have a lot to offer and whatever your interest in Consortium Multi Academy Trust, we would be delighted to meet you.

Andrew Aalders-Dunthorne,
Principal and CEO of Consortium Multi Academy Trust    

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Links to the particulars, public information and related content of the Trust can be found below. 

Biographies and photo’s of the Members and Board of Trustees can be found here:

A link to the Trust’s Scheme of Delegation and Terms of reference can be found here:

A link to the Trust’s Articles of Memorandum can be found here:

A link to the Annual Accounts, Report and Funding Agreement can be found here:

A link to the Trust Board & Member’s Business and Pecuniary Interests can be found here:

The Consortium Multi-Academy Trust , Head Office, 27 Norwich Road, Halesworth , Suffolk, IP19 8BX 

Telephone number : 01986 835670

Please follow link to visit The Consortium Multi-Academy Trust website

Inspection Support at CMAT

The Consortium Multi Academy Trust supports schools through all aspects of school improvement and development, and this is especially true during an Ofsted inspection. From the point of conversion, The Consortium team work collaboratively with all member schools building a strong professional relationship. Through this close working relationship the central team have an in-depth understanding of all aspects of the schools. Therefore, from the moment an academy receives the Ofsted phone call the centre team are on hand to support. It is likely that one of our Education team will join the Academy Head on the day Ofsted call, to ensure they have everything that they need ready for the inspection. During the inspection process a small number of central team members will be available throughout. Their support on the day is designed to provide the inspection team with as much information as possible about the collaborative support that has been given by the Trust. The CMAT team will also support senior leaders at the school to signpost the Inspector(s) to relevant information regarding the school’s current position as measured through the Trust’s audit systems. In line with the Confederation of School Trusts, CST and the National Governance Association, governance sits within the responsibilities of the Trust Board. In line with the Scheme of Delegation the tasks and functions of governance are delegated to a Local Committee. Therefore, the Trust Board will take a lead role with regard to governance during an Ofsted inspection. It is important to note that whilst offering this support, the Trust central team will not deliver the school’s general day to day operational activities during an inspection.



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