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Inspired By Excellence & Innovation

Supporting national and local leadership programmes

Why Zest Academy Trust?

Zest is a small Multi Academy Trust (MAT) based in Blackpool with the approval to sponsor other academies.  As a result of our partnerships, we will make a positive difference to the lives of children, helping them to be as successful as they can be.

The freedoms of a MAT allow academy staff to move between schools to meet the needs and to aid progression of pupils, with quality CPD for all staff.  The founding academy, Waterloo Primary Academy has a structured and proven approach to teaching core subjects within a curriculum based on communication, conservation, culture and conflict.  The Trust has a team of outstanding leaders in a model of distributed leadership who are ready for further responsibilities.  The academy has supported national and local leadership programmes over a number of years and is working with a number of schools in other local authorities.  What could a partnership with Zest bring to your school or academy?

Our Vision

Zest Academy Trust will be ambitious, optimistic and forward thinking.
Its vision will be to:

  • Recruit and retain high quality staff

  • Deliver and develop quality first teaching

  • Provide a relevant and engaging curriculum

  • Build capacity for improvement with schools

  • Promote wellbeing

  • Celebrate diversity

  • Deliver rapid and sustained improvement

Zest Academy Trust will act as a sponsor, leading, managing and coaching other schools in challenging circumstances serving disadvantaged communities. The Trust is the product of detailed discussion of sponsor accountabilities, strong governance and a powerful commitment to improving joining schools.
Zest Academy Trust will also look for strong partnership schools.

Our Values

  • Zest will promote a love of learning, have a constant focus on teaching and assessment and will effectively manage all its resources.

  • Zest will prepare our children for life’s challenges by creating innovative, safe learning environments that challenge preconceptions and expectations.

  • Zest values each member of the Zest learning community by trusting, supporting and treating each other with dignity and respect.

  • Zest will enable our family of schools to maintain and develop their own school identity, sharing innovative practice and support.

  • Zest will enable staff to develop professionally and share their enthusiasm and love of learning with the children in their care.

  • Zest Leaders and teachers will share expertise and experience within the Zest community and will collaboratively support professional development and build effective learning capacity.

  • Zest will always challenge to improve.

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Contact Info

C/O Waterloo Primary Academy
Waterloo Road
Blackpool
Lancashire
FY4 3AG

Phone: 01253 315370

Web: Zest Academy Trust