When we set up the MAT we were very clear that we were not going to target a set number of schools because, for us, it is about the quality of how we operate rather than focusing on the volume of schools we are working with.
We believe in growing capacity within each school and celebrating their individuality – we have decided that we want to nurture individuality rather than impose a set blue print on every school that works with us.
One of the underlying foundations of how we operate is that we want to encourage schools and their staff to take risks, embrace when things don’t go according to plan and then evaluate and refine their practice.
No school is perfect and Robin Hood Academy certainly isn’t, but our key strength is our ability to embrace mistakes and use them as a learning opportunity for improvement.
We believe that operating as a MAT gives us a bright future where we work with a range of people who share similar philosophies.