We are a small Academy Trust in West Yorkshire made up of two primary academies, Whitehill Community Academy and Wainstalls School.
i-Trust Education and its academies are state-funded and the Trust is directly accountable to the Education Standards Funding Agency and the Department for Education. The Trust has a Board of Trustees that oversees and monitors the work of the academies via its Operational Management Board and the school’s Community Partnership Advisory Boards.
Whitehill became an outstanding converter academy in the first round of conversions in April 2012 having previously been a Trust school. Wainstalls converted to become an Academy in September 2013 as part of the Multi-Academy Trust. Whitehill Community Academy MAT changed its name to i-Trust Education on the 6th September 2017.
Our Trust has a vision to continue to improve academic standards and develop community cohesion for families in any of the learning communities that we are privileged to work with both now and into the future.
i-Trust Education works closely and creatively with our partners, we aim to ensure that all partner Academies achieve a good or outstanding Ofsted. We recognise that when adding new Academies into the Trust we need to be sensitive in our approach with a keen focus on listening in the first instance. We are confident that a high level of trust can be established very quickly and that we can build upon the positive momentum already in evidence within our learning trust.
We are keen that each Academy maintains its own special identity for the community that they serve. By working together, we strive to create Academies that children, parents and staff are proud to be a part of.
We embrace partnership working and School-to-School support and have relished the new freedoms to innovate that the Education Act 2011 has opened up regarding the new school led system. We are keen to share our learning and learn from others in this regard so that we can achieve greater things.