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Supporting national and local leadership programmes

Why Zest Academy Trust?

Waterloo Primary Academy converted to an academy on 1st July 2012. All stakeholders believed that by converting to a multi academy trust, with the approval to sponsor other academies, we could make a positive difference to the lives of children.

The freedoms of a multi academy trust will allow the academy to move staff between schools to meet the needs and to aid progression of pupils, with quality CPD for all staff. Waterloo Primary Academy has a structured and proven approach to teaching core subjects within a curriculum promoting well-being. The academy has a team of outstanding leaders in a model of distributed leadership, ready now for further responsibilities. The academy has supported national and local leadership programmes over a number of years.

Our Vision

Zest Multi 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 Multi 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

Phone: 01253 315370

Web: Zest Academy Trust