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Our Trust Offer

Impact Multi Academy Trust works to support our schools to offer the best possible outcomes for all our students and we are always open to supporting schools outside our Trust too.

Our central offer includes dedicated support with human resources, curriculum development and school improvement, governance and compliance, finance, estates and operations. More detailed information on all these areas is outlined in the sections below.

If you are a school or Trust that share our vision and values, we would love to hear from you to explore working together as partners. To organise a chat or for further information please get in touch via

Our People

We are a Trust that knows our people are the key to our success. We want a diverse staff body that is engaged and feels highly valued for what they do for our pupils. Our Head of HR is an experienced CIPD qualified professional with over eight years of school HR experience and is committed to staff wellbeing and engagement.

Central Team Provision

•              Staff wellbeing charter

•              Free advertising in TES

•              Trust induction

•              Executive recruitment

•              All HR policies and procedures

•              Absence management support

•              Line manager training

•              Contract generation

•              Pipeline of trainee teachers through our Trust hosted SCITT

•              Job evaluation

•              Succession planning

•              Mental Health First Aider and wellbeing network

•              Access to the apprenticeship levy

•              Single Central Record guidance and support

•              DBS service

•              Pre-employment health checks

•              Employee Assistance Scheme – Health Assured

•              HR exemplar letters, forms and templates

•              Recruitment packs

•              Support with HR cases

•              Restructures

•              Disciplinary & grievance

•              TUPE

Curriculum Development and School Improvement

We have a dedicated Director of Education who plays a lead role in school improvement, working closely with the headteachers and wider staff, promoting and supporting high educational standards. She works closely with our schools, supporting our leaders and teachers to deliver the very best educational experience for the pupils within our schools.

Working with our Director of Education across the Trust we have dedicated subject specialists, Curriculum Strategy Leads who support subject leaders to deliver a rich curriculum and outstanding teaching and learning from age 4 to 19. These roles are filled by practising teachers within our schools and re-advertised every two years, providing further opportunities for experienced teachers to develop their careers. We also have a Trust Reading Lead supporting the teaching of reading across our schools.

To see a little of how these teams work together to achieve success in our Trust watch the video here.

Further provision includes:

•              Membership of the local Challenge Partners Hub

•              Dedicated School Improvement Partner or peer review

•              Safeguarding support and external audit

•              Early Career Teachers Network and mentoring support

•              Curriculum review support

•              Hosting our local School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT).

•              Membership of Confederation of School Trusts (CST) and Leadership Matters

Governance and Compliance

We have our own Governance and Policy Manager who supports our schools with all governance and regulatory compliance as well as overseeing all clerking within the Trust.

Our central offer includes:

•              Clerking for all meetings and panels

•              Dedicated Governor Training and Support with Ofsted inspections

•              Dedicated Link Governor Forums

•              Membership of Governor Hub

•              Membership of The Key

•              Support to understand pupil data

•              A comprehensive training offer and induction for new governors

•              Support with pupil exclusions and other governor panels

•              Support with complaints and panels

•              Annual online training for safeguarding, H&S and GDPR

•              Governance reviews

•              Website compliance

•              Trust wide communication

•              Clear and collaborative scheme of delegation

•              Updating statutory information (Companies House, Department for         

               Education, GIAS)

•              Membership of National Governance Association

Finance, Estates and Operations

We have a Chief Operating Officer with over 15 years’ experience in school finance, estates and procurement, who acts as our Chief Finance Officer and takes responsibility for all ESFA requirements. He is supported by a central finance team who provide support and advice to all our schools. Our Trust benefits from SCA capital funding.

Central Provision

•              Outsourced payroll provider

•              Annual internal and external audits

•              Monthly budget review meetings with schools

•              Support with annual budget forecasting and 3-year projections

•              Banking management for the Trust

•              Insurance arrangements through RPA, funded centrally

•              Support with procurement and contract management

•              Grant applications and capital funding bids and management of capital projects

•              DfE and ESFA financial returns completed

•              Annual financial statements submitted to Companies House and ESFA

•              Management Information system procurement, onboarding and training

•              IT strategy and development

•              Software licences for MIS

•              Membership of the Key

Headteacher Support

Our Headteachers are critical to the work of our Trust. We work in partnership and collaboratively with all our Headteachers to ensure they are empowered and supported in their work.

Central Team Provision

•              Confidential external leadership coaching

•              Membership of the Chartered College of Teaching

•              1:1 dedicated time with CEO

•              Dedicated time with Director of Education

•              Cross Trust Executive Strategy Days

•              Fortnightly Executive Team meetings

•              Dedicated support for Ofsted preparation and during inspections

•              Dedicated wellbeing support from Head of HR

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