Member role at Steel City Schools Partnership (SCSP)

SCSP is a multi-academy trust based in Sheffield. The trust was formed in 2013 and now caters for approximately 2,550 primary age pupils across five primary schools, including a highly successful ‘integrated resource’ for pupils with complex and multiple special needs at Fox Hill Primary. It employs more than 280 staff and 17 languages are spoken across the trust’s diverse and rich community. The trust has built a track record of supporting schools to improve. Many of its children live in areas of social disadvantage and the team have been successful in helping children overcome various barriers to leaning.

The trust expects to grow within its immediate locality; one primary school, in the process of converting to an academy, is set to join the trust in September 2019 and another is currently in consultation to join. The trust has also held discussions with six additional schools on the subject of joining the MAT, four of which are in the south of Sheffield. Other primary schools in Sheffield have engaged with the trust and form part of its plans for growth over the coming 12 - 18 months. Whilst the trust plans for all schools to be within the city and surrounding areas there is a strategic plan to develop clusters of schools (or hubs) to provide even closer working and support.

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