We aim to send every young person into the world able and qualified to play their full part in it. This means that we want students to develop the skills, knowledge and attributes to thrive and flourish in their school years and beyond.

Collaboration is at the heart of the approach to improving literacy across the schools in the MAT.

Much of the embedded collaboration occurs between primary colleagues and their peers, and the same at secondary level to ensure that work is age and phase appropriate. However, a variety of cross-phase work is developing. Of late, the literacy network groups aim to bring staff together to discuss areas of development across the MAT, and to ensure staff are upskilled.

There has also been support outsourced from providers such as SFA, whereby secondary and primary schools came together to train on the use of this programme to improve reading. Finally, subject and curriculum leaders are encouraged to come together on a termly basis in order to further establish good practice across schools.