The Septenary Trust represents seven Bournemouth Schools who want to work in partnership together, and have formed a Local Collaborative Trust:
St Michael’s Church of England Primary School
All seven schools have their unique ethos and are all striving to promote and secure outstanding school improvement and raise standards for the children in their schools. Each member school has recognised the value in coming together as a group of schools.
The Bournemouth Septenary Trust will promote collaboration and the sharing of ideas. This will work in strengthening each individual school through mutual respect and team work.
Our shared vision will enable our school staff to work together for staff inset and training. There will be opportunity for professional challenge across the schools. The Trust will encourage Governing Bodies to share ideas for school improvement.
More importantly the Trust will benefit our children through outreach projects. Across the seven schools there may be opportunities for our children to work together in topic work and other activities.
Membership in the Bournemouth Septenary Trust does not mean that we have become one school or a group of schools in an ‘academy chain’. Each school will retain their own identity, Governing Body and School Budget.
The working conditions for the school staff do not change. Each school will have their own list of priorities; however there will be many times when the different schools have shared needs and priorities. The Septenary Trust through scheduled board meetings will focus resources and time on joint projects across the schools.