SOUTH WEST ACADEMIC TRUST (SWAT)
Trust Update - Autumn 2014
On conversion to Academy Status on 1 January 2011, Colyton, along with Torquay Boys' Grammar School Academy Trust and South Wilts Girls' Academy Trust, ceased to be members of the South West Academic Trust.
All of the SWAT schools remain committed to collaborative working for the development of education to support the needs of able students in South West selective schools and have formed a company to continue our vision to work together to raise achievement and aspiration within our schools and across the region.
Each school will seek to continue and extend existing partnerships with community schools, sharing and embedding good practice and innovation in order to contribute to raising standards and achievement.
The involvement of the University of Exeter as a research-intensive university creates opportunities for research and practice to come together to inform further developments in teaching and learning. The University will also support the Trust schools and the partner community schools in their efforts to prepare students for transition to higher education. The Trust will seek to build upon and extend links with partners from business and the wider community in the South West.
In particular, the Trust is collaborating in several areas that we hope will have a direct impact on the way our schools work:
Links with community schools: we are also working collaboratively with our local community schools and are sharing our expertise and learning from them in equal measure. Links are being made between teachers and with the students both at primary and secondary levels.
The current members of the Trust are:
Bishop Wordsworth's School