The Wardle Academy Trust has grown from the evolution of Wardle High School, first into a single convertor academy, Wardle Academy, and then into a multi-academy trust. The Wardle Trust aims to offer that empathetic support through its sponsorship of partner schools. Previously as a Foundation School and a Grant Maintained School before that it has developed a significant degree of expertise generated by these freedoms. It is the knowledge of these freedoms and the understanding of the needs of each school, that the Wardle Trust has based its approach to achievement on.
Our experiential understanding of those low points in a school’s life have helped us recognise the importance of context, quality of leadership, strong governance and the value of empathetic support, because even in challenging times there are many good teachers and associate staff working within schools alongside children, all of whom have an entitlement to experience, at least, a good quality of learning and teaching.
The Wardle Trust aims to offer that empathetic support through its support of its partner schools.
The Wardle Trust has not detached itself from all things ‘local authority’, recognising that within them there are pockets of support, advice and accountability that cannot be better sourced elsewhere.
As a small Trust we work closely with many partners to ensure that our students and staff benefit from the best local authority offerings as well as receiving bespoke solutions from the various Wardle Trust services available.
As a small Trust we are able to ensure that the children remain at the heart of all our activity. We are accountable to them and we take our responsibilities seriously, ensuring that all of our support is measured, effective and demonstrates value for money.
Good teaching, strong leadership and governance, coupled with robust, clear accountability, have underpinned our progress to date and they will underpin all our activities that we, as a Trust, will undertake in the future.