Within the St Ralph Sherwin Catholic Multi Academy Trust community, we develop young minds, helping every child aspire to achieve their best academically as well as focusing on the growth of character and the development of the whole person.

Our vision goes beyond our individual academies. We believe that the best academies are built around a strong sense of being one community and that is something we all aspire to in our Trust. Each academy benefits educationally from the expertise within the Trust as a whole and practically from the services procured and provided centrally. By enhancing the links between secondary and primary schools we provide stable, challenging and consistent education to those pupils and families we serve.

It is important to us that the children in our care recognise that they are part of a wider family of 25 schools. This year, pupils have taken part in our innovative Stronger Together Performing Arts project, which culminated in a fantastic day at Derby Theatre where they had the unique opportunity to perform on stage with their peers. We have also launched our Trust Pupil Parliament which promotes pupil leadership opportunities, enabling children to develop valuable communication, organisation and debating skills through key roles of responsibility and new experiences. There are exciting plans in the pipeline for even more shared student experiences including an ambitious project to hold a Trust Pupil Olympics.

Our Trust was formed in September 2018 to preserve, maintain and develop Catholic education in the areas served by our academies and is one of four Multi Academy Trusts within the Diocese of Nottingham.

We are committed to providing the highest quality of education for every child and young person in our care. For us it is a wonderful opportunity, indeed a privilege, working with a team of over 1,200 staff and in excess of 200 volunteers to shape the future of Catholic education for more than 8,000 children and young people across the Trust.

We feel both excited and humbled to be chosen to lead our Trust and are dedicated to preserving and developing Catholic education in the areas served by our academies, providing the highest quality of education for every child.

Today rather than tomorrow.

Inspired by the life, message and example of Jesus Christ and in the words of our patron, St Ralph Sherwin, doing this “today rather than tomorrow” is our aim, providing extensive continuing professional development for our staff to grow and develop so that, as role models to the children they teach, we encourage a culture of lifelong learning.

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Sean McClafferty
Chief Executive   

Jacqueline Rodden
Trust Chair