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a leader must also have faith in the people she is to lead
to see good in them and raise them to higher achievement
through praise not condemnation, encouragement not criticism

Rt Rev'd Martyn Snow, Bishop of Leicester

Academy Guidance

The Diocesan Board of Education has a well-developed Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) strategy for its family of schools and academies. Our model enables both Church and Community schools to be partners and supports Christian ethos whilst fully respecting and promoting the individual identity of Community schools. There are a number of MATs which Church schools/academies may join subject to DBE consent and consent from the Regional Schools Commissioner. For further information about these MATs, please have a look at their websites listed below.


OVAL Learning Trust: http://www.ovallearningtrust.org

Learn Academies Trust: http://www.learn-at.org.uk

Inspiring Primaries Academy Trust: https://inspiringprimaries.uk

Diocese of Leicester Academies Trust: http://www.dlatschools.org/

The Vines Academy Trust: www.thevinesacademytrust.co.uk

Embrace Multi-Academy Trust: website details to follow



Please refer to our MAT Strategy document  above or contact Carolyn Lewis, Diocesan Director of Education for further information.


Joining a Multi-Academy Trust