Why - Our Vision
Our vision is to work together to provide the best schools and outcomes for our children.
How - Our Strategy
What - Our Mission
We work together so that each school is supported and held to account for the attainment and progress of every child to enable them to meet their full potential and to ensure the highest quality teaching and leadership for our children.
We provide robust support and challenge for each school on its individual journey of improvement, seeking common-sense solutions from within and outside our Trust.
We celebrate the successes and unique characteristics of each school, encouraging aspiration and innovation for all, providing systems that support opportunities for those working and learning in our schools.
We share responsibility and harness our collective expertise to drive school improvement and achieve the best possible outcomes for all by sharing ideas and best practice to ensure all schools within our Trust are successful.
We are committed to sustainable growth, to provide the best outcomes for the communities we serve now and in the future by aligning central services and succession planning to ensure investment remains in quality teaching, learning and leadership.
Our vision, strategy and mission is underpinned by our moral purpose to provide the best education and curriculum for the children we serve, and is based on the values of: aspiration; collaboration; inclusion; enjoyment; and nurturing relationships, with the intention of empowering children to become life-long learners.
We provide a strong ethical framework that enables children to make thoughtful, positive choices, and are committed to providing a high quality and educationally stimulating learning environment, led by exceptional staff.
Pickwick Academy Trust and its schools are working together to ensure all pupils attend a UNICEF Rights Respecting School. We believe that by understanding their own rights, which are embedded in the United Nation's Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), our pupils will learn to respect and value the rights of others. The Convention recognises that all children and young people have the right to be treated with dignity and fairness, to be protected, to develop to their full potential and to participate - principles the Trust fully endorses.
James has over 17 years education experience and 14 as a leader. He is the CEO of Pickwick Academy Trust, previously the Director of Pickwick Learning Teaching School Alliance and the sub-regional lead for the Teaching School Council for Swindon, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire. He is passionate about teaching and learning, and bringing people together effectively to improve outcomes for pupils.
Julia Hawkins has enjoyed 28 years in the teaching profession and has taught the whole of the primary age range, in a variety of settings, ranging from a small village school to larger town schools. She has over 20 years of school leadership and improvement experience and has been a Headteacher for 9 years. Her qualifications include the National Professional Qualification for Headship. Her particular areas of expertise include teaching and learning, curriculum and assessment, including data analysis.
Gina Cooke has over fifteen years of school leadership and improvement experience and is an accredited Ofsted Inspector. Her qualifications include the National Professional Qualification for Headship. Her particular areas of expertise include teaching and learning, curriculum and assessment.
Keith qualified as an accountant (CIMA) in 1983 during his 34 year career with Wiltshire Council. His last two positions were Chief Accountant, which included responsibility for the Education and Budget Support Team, and Service Director, Adult Care Services which covered responsibility for a £180m budget, procurement, IT, performance information and project support. Keith acted as Project Manager when Corsham Primary School converted to a SAT in 2011 and then joined them as Finance Director. This then led to him being Finance Director for PAT in 2017.
Business Director; Financial Management; Compliance; Health & Safety; Premises; Operations; Procurement; Risk Management
Pickwick Academy Trust is made up of five large primary schools in Wiltshire: Aloeric Primary School, Corsham Primary School, Ivy Lane Primary School, Ludwell Primary School and Queen’s Crescent School. The schools came together to form our Multi-Academy Trust because they recognised the huge value of working together to drive school improvement and education innovation. The schools provide support and challenge to each other through developmental peer review, the sharing of best practice and having a common vision to improve outcomes and life chances for all the pupils across the Trust.