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Message from the Chair

As Chair of Folio Education Trust, my primary role is to support the Chief Executive and Board to ensure all our schools are run efficiently and create the best learning environments for our children. In addition, it is my expectation that we continue to expand our model of education to more children, in more schools in the local area.  As a parent who lives locally, I want to see that your trust in your child’s education with us is well placed.

In England, Local Authorities have run schools for many years.  Previously we have had stand-alone comprehensive and grammar schools but now we have Multi-Academy Trusts which bring an exciting blend of primary, junior and secondary schools (both grammar and comprehensive) under one umbrella.  These Multi-Academy Trusts enable local people like me to see our children being provided with a great education and that the money for these schools is well-spent.  This is what Folio is about; value for money and the provision of educational experiences for children and staff which promote health, well-being and excellent outcomes.  

Our vision for our children is more than SATs, it’s more than GCSEs or A Levels. It’s about the whole child.  It’s about our local community, and the values that our children will give back to our local area when they become adults. 

This is the message I want all of our children to take with them: they are part of our community, and they have their part to play.

Dr. Tim Crayford, Chair of the Trust Board