Benefits of becoming a Zest academy

We are committed to supporting schools to become ‘the best they can be’.

Each school is unique, reflecting the community it serves whilst having the advantage of being part of a family of schools.

We believe that schools are better together.  Collaboration between our academies means best practice is shared widely and new solutions are developed to address common challenges.  This approach provides excellent continuing professional development for staff.

Zest Academy Trust believes that people come first.  Key benefits of joining Zest include:

  • Strong strategic leadership, management and governance

  • Expert financial management, economies of scale and collective purchasing power ensure best use of resources.

  • Shared specialist resources providing a depth of expertise and support.  This includes financial, legal, estates management, health and safety, human resources, safeguarding support, SEND leadership and ICT network management.

  • Building excellent relationships with the local communities our schools serve.

  • Heads of School are part of the wider Zest leadership team and help shape the future direction of the trust.

  • A relentless focus on high-quality teaching & learning and staff development.

  • Schools will work together to provide rich curricular and extra-curricular opportunities for all pupils in the Trust.

  • High-quality external school improvement and monitoring programme provided to all our schools.

Inspired by excellence & innovation

We are keen to grow Zest Academy Trust with more schools but will only be able to do so if we can continue to achieve our aims and goals, in accordance with our core values.

We are open and honest about our own strengths and our areas to develop – we’re not perfect. Every school has something unique to offer and we are always looking for new partners, bringing new ways of improving outcomes for children.

Joining Zest is a great opportunity to shape and influence the future of education within a wider community of professionals, improving chances, opportunities and experiences of children and young people.

We hope by visiting our website, we have given you a flavour of Zest which will encourage you to learn more about ways in which, through collaboration, success can be achieved.

Why not pick up the phone to find out more?

Fill in the contact form below, or speak to one of Zest’s contacts:

Mark Hamblett (CEO),
Kelly Salisbury (CFO) or Nicola Lea (COO)
on 01253 315370
or 07887 246677

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