The Painsley Catholic Academy was established in 2012 and in September 2018 welcomed a union with Holy Trinity Catholic Multi Academy, making it the largest Catholic multi-academy company in the Archdiocese of Birmingham.
Our family comprises two high schools and thirteen primary schools. We share a clear vision of how our schools can operate effectively, ensuring that each and every one of our students achieve their full potential in a caring and disciplined environment. We are committed to providing each of our students with the best education possible.
As Chief Executive Officer (CEO), I am blessed to have outstanding staff, outstanding directors, outstanding support from parents and parishes and, crucially, outstanding and respectful students. I take the trust that you, as parents, put in me as CEO to care, guide and educate your child very seriously.
A key point for me is that the multi-academy cannot be seen as separate from the school; we are 15 schools: 1 multi-academy i.e. inextricably linked. I must also stress that the multi-academy recognises the importance of the schools retaining their own identity and responding to the needs of their local community. So, as a member of the multi-academy, under the direction of the Executive Leadership, every school is involved in:
- ensuring that school improvement across the multi-academy is central to our aim as Catholic educators so that your child benefits from the very best Catholic education
- working with all 15 schools and the Executive Leadership to have a shared understanding of excellence in all areas of the curriculum so that learning is carefully sequenced, which allows your child(ren) to remember what they have been taught
- sharing best practice and learning from and with each other
- enabling every leader and teacher to be the best they can be so that every child receives the very best education
- ensuring that talented leaders and staff are used across the multi-academy to share best practice
- benefiting from Painsley’s Teaching School Hub that provides professional development for aspiring, new and existing teachers and leaders
- benefiting from economies of scale, as we have far greater purchasing power as a group of schools meaning that every school has more money to spend on your child(ren)
- sharing fantastic personal development opportunities with other schools, such as meaningful trips and visits
- benefiting from new or revamped buildings due to the additional capital funding we receive from the government as a multi-academy
- continuing to improve EYFS, Key Stage 1/2/4/5 progress and attainment
- reducing the gap between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged pupils to zero so that all pupils, regardless of background, have the very best education
- ensuring that SEND pupils make good progress (at least higher than national) from their starting points and that needs are identified early and appropriate provision and intervention are in place
- retaining their identity with the freedom to innovate with evidence-based plans
- supporting other schools in the multi-academy when they face any challenges
- using data across the multi-academy so that benchmarking exercises can take place and best practice identified and shared
- focusing on teaching and learning as the many wider school requirements are addressed by the central team
As Executive Leaders, we believe in planning for the long-term. The pupils in Reception will leave Year 13 in 2035 and we want to ensure that they are prepared for the ever-changing world.
I assure you that I will work tirelessly to ensure that your child’s ambitions and God-given talents are realised.
Chief Executive Officer
Mr S. G. Bell BA (Hons) PGCE MA NPQH