Our Family – Marches Academy Trust

The Alliance of Leading Learning is the professional learning arm of The Marches Academy Trust, a growing Multi Academy Trust based in Shropshire.

The Alliance of Leading Learning supports this high achieving Trust through its imaginative and creative approach to teaching and learning and we are supporting the intent to secure continued, sustained improvement for all of our MMAT schools.

‘Achievement through caring’ is our core belief at The Marches Academy Trust and it is central to all that we do. Our schools are forward-thinking, innovative and strive to ensure that our young people and our staff make the very most of their learning adventure and are equipped with the skills required to prosper.

For more information on the Trust go to the Trust Website.

The Trust’s ethos

We believe: Successful, creative, lifelong learners participate in a journey of self-discovery. They know how to learn, acquire skills and feel safe to take risks with confidence and courage.



How do we support the Marches Academy Trust?

Talent spotting our future leaders

Our Talent Pathway supports the professional development of staff within the Trust. We identify leadership talent and needs for future succession planning, ensuring relevant and practical leadership development opportunities for staff.   Our talent pathway programme provides a framework for the discussion of your leadership journey and the professional learning you can access along the way.

Talent Contract
The Talent Contract is a promise, a covenant between you and us, that the Trust will do its very best to support and develop you professionally. It describes a variety of professional development opportunities and encourages you to identify and pursue your own training needs.

Leadership Programmes
As a member of staff you will have access to nationally recognised National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) delivered by The Alliance of Leading Learning.   The Trust actively encourages our staff to complete an NPQ.

Other benefits
A high-quality range of confidential medical and wellbeing benefits can be accessed completely free of charge.