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Whitfield Primary joins The Good Shepherd Multi Academy Trust
Sep 11, 2017

News Release: Whitfield Primary joins the Good Shepherd Multi Academy Trust  The first school from outside of Cumbria has officially joined the Diocese of Carlisle’s Multi Academy Trust.  Whitfield C of E Voluntary Aided Primary, near Hexham, becomes the Trust’s fifth member school, as from 1 September, 2017. It follows a successful ...    [read more]

 

Heversham St Peter’s CE School
Jul 7, 2017

The Diocese of Carlisle’s The Good Shepherd Multi Academy Trust can confirm that the Secretary of State for Education has given final agreement for the closure of Heversham St Peter’s CE School. It follows a decision taken by members of the Trust’s board in March recommending closure. This followed a detailed consultation with parents, ...    [read more]

 

Whitfield Primary gets the go ahead for new pre-school building
Jun 7, 2017

Work is set to start on the construction of a new pre-school building at Whitfield CE Primary, soon to be a member of the Diocese of Carlisle’s Multi Academy Trust. It is hoped the building will be open by the start of the new school year in September, after planners approved the scheme to house a nursery and extend the existing car park. ...    [read more]

 

First non-church school joins the Good Shepherd Multi Academy Trust
Mar 17, 2017

The first non-church school has joined the Diocese of Carlisle’s The Good Shepherd Multi Academy Trust. Lorton Primary School – which has 70 pupils and 12 members of staff - became the fifth member school of the Trust on Wednesday 1 March. Headteacher Olivia Harrison said: "In order to continue providing our family and child-centred ...    [read more]

 

Consultation on the future of Heversham St Peter’s CE School
Jan 23, 2017

Click here to view the consultation document.     [read more]

 

Review finds good progress being made at MAT member school
Jan 4, 2017

A member school of the Good Shepherd Multi Academy Trust is making ‘good progress’ in addressing Ofsted recommendations, according to a new review. Braithwaite CE Primary School, near Keswick, was visited by the MAT’s School Effectiveness Officer, Chris Ashcroft, and the Headteacher of High Hesket Primary as part of the review process in ...    [read more]

 

Northumberland school to join The Good Shepherd MAT
Dec 16, 2016

The Diocese of Carlisle’s Multi Academy Trust is to welcome its first member school from outside Cumbria. The Trust has confirmed, that following a process of due diligence, Whitfield C of E Voluntary Aided Primary, near Hexham, will become its fifth member school. It follows a successful community campaign to keep the 259-year-old ...    [read more]

 

The Good Shepherd Multi Academy Trust Conference Day
Aug 23, 2016

More than 70 people are to attend a special conference for teachers and support staff of all schools in the Diocese of Carlisle’s The Good Shepherd Multi Academy Trust. The day event will include a presentation from keynote speaker Leanne Day, Principal Associate with TLO Ltd who will explore how a Building Learning Power programme can be ...    [read more]

 

Diocesan Multi Academy Trusts: Why do 'Good' and 'Outstanding' schools choose to join?
Jun 2, 2016

Click  here  to read this article from The Church of England Education Office    [read more]

 

March 2016 Update
Mar 24, 2016

The Good Shepherd Multi Academy Trust continues to mature and develop.  Two further schools are currently consulting on joining the Trust - Lorton Community School and St Herbert's VA School, Keswick.   Our whole staff training day has been arranged for 1st September 2016 with a focus on 'Achieving Outstanding' and 'Building Learning Power'.     [read more]

 

Diocese of Carlisle’s Multi Academy Trust welcomes fourth school
Oct 13, 2015

The Diocese of Carlisle's Multi Academy Trust has become Cumbria’s largest in terms of partner schools after a fourth joined. Ambleside CE Primary School officially converted to become a MAT member on Thursday 1 October. The school will officially celebrate its conversion during a day of celebrations later this week (Thursday 15 ...    [read more]

 

Ambleside CE School joins the The Good Shepherd Multi Academy Trust
Oct 12, 2015

Ambleside CE School joined The Good Shepherd Multi Academy Trust on 1st October 2015.  We are pleased to welcome the school as part of our growing family of academies.  There will be a celebration event at the school on Thursday 15th October which will be attended by the Bishop of Penrith, the Rt Rev’d Robert Freeman, and Tim Farron MP.    [read more]

 

Lazonby CE School and the Tour of Britain
Oct 12, 2015

Lazonby CE School, part of The Good Shepherd Multi Academy Trust, celebrated the Tour of Britain going past their door by producing this fantastic piece of artwork which featured prominently on TV coverage.           [read more]

 

Diocese of Carlisle’s Multi Academy Trust boost as another school joins
Sep 4, 2015

A third school has joined the Diocese of Carlisle's Multi Academy Trust. Braithwaite CE Primary School, near Keswick, officially converted to become a MAT member on Tuesday 1 September. A special assembly attended by the Bishop of Penrith, the Rt Rev’d Robert Freeman is to be held at the school on Tuesday 8 September to mark the ...    [read more]

 

Second school joins Diocese of Carlisle’s Multi Academy Trust
Jun 1, 2015

The Diocese of Carlisle's Multi Academy Trust has officially welcomed its second partner school today. Heversham St Peter’s CE Primary School joined The Good Shepherd Multi Academy Trust just four months after Lazonby C of E School became the first in the county to join. Michael Mill, the diocese's Director of Education, Children and ...    [read more]

 

Newsletters
May 15, 2015

Newsletters are available to view. Click on the relevant date to download the newsletter February 2015 October 2014 May 2014 Feb 2014     [read more]

 

Schools Currently Working with the Trust
Feb 19, 2015

The Trust is working with a number of schools at different stages of the process to convert to academy status. A short summary of the position of each school is set out below, together with a link to the school websites, which may have more available information.   Lazonby C of E Promary School   http://www.lazonby.cumbria.sch.uk ...    [read more]

 

Assembly celebrations as first school joins Diocese of Carlisle’s Multi Academy Trust
Feb 2, 2015

A special assembly has been held to celebrate the first partner school joining the Diocese of Carlisle's new Multi Academy Trust. Lazonby C of E School is the first school in the county to join up with The Good Shepherd Multi Academy Trust. The school officially joined yesterday, with the assembly being held this morning for pupils, ...    [read more]

 

Working Together - The Future of Rural Church of England Schools
Nov 19, 2014

This report from the National Society is now available to download .    [read more]

 

The Growth of Academy Chains Report
Nov 19, 2014

The Growth of Academy Chains: Implications for Leaders and Leadership - A report from the National College of School Leadership is available to download.    [read more]

 

DfE Academies Annual Report
Nov 19, 2014

The DfE Academies Annual Report for academic year 2012 to 2013 is available to download.    [read more]

 

A New School for Crindledyke Farm
Sep 12, 2014

Click to download A New School for Crindledyke Farm brochure and feedback form     [read more]

 

The Good Shepherd Multi Academy Trust Prospectus
Apr 11, 2014

The Good Shepherd MAT Prospectus is now available to download.     [read more]

 

The Good Shepherd Multi Academy Trust Webinar
Apr 9, 2014

View The Good Shepherd Multi Academy Trust Webinar     [read more]

 

Launch of The Good Shepherd Multi Academy Trust
Apr 3, 2014

“I'm delighted to be able to say that The Good Shepherd Multi Academy Trust is ready to move forward as a powerful driver for improvement and support for education within Cumbria.” That was the key message delivered by Michael Mill, the Diocese of Carlisle's Director of Education, Children and Young People at last night's official launch ...    [read more]

 

Launch event for The Good Shepherd Multi Academy Trust
Mar 28, 2014

The Diocese of Carlisle's new Multi Academy Trust – The Good Shepherd Multi Academy Trust – will be officially launched on Wednesday 2 April, 2014. Education officials and senior clergy will join Headteachers and governors at the special launch event at the Newton Rigg campus near Penrith. It follows approval last June from the Department ...    [read more]

 

Diocese of Carlisle approved as an academy sponsor
Jun 5, 2013

The Diocese of Carlisle has been given approval by government ministers to become an academy sponsor. The Department for Education’s decision means the diocese will now create a Multi Academy Trust (MAT). It is expected to be up and running by Christmas. There are 106 Church of England schools and academies in the Diocese of Carlisle, ...    [read more]