Supported by the University of Lincoln

Welcome to the University of Lincoln Academy Trust

As Vice Chancellor of the University of Lincoln I am delighted to welcome you to the University of Lincoln Academy Trust. We have been supporters of the Trust for more than 10 years and been supporting education at all levels for over 25 years.

The Trust has a very strong ethos based on the moral imperative to improve the life opportunities of all our young people. Our academies seek to inspire our young people to be confident that they can make a positive contribution to the world in which they live by establishing high aspirations, promoting educational excellence and providing a caring and safe environment. We believe in empowering our Principals to lead their academies within a framework of rigorous accountability at Trustee and Governor level.

The University will provide opportunities for all young people in the Trust to experience University life as part of our widening participation agenda.

We will be delighted to provide further information about the Trust and our academies.

Professor Neal Juster, Vice Chancellor, University of Lincoln and Chair of Members, University of Lincoln Academy Trust



University of Lincoln Academy Trust (UOLAT) has a defined approach to managing its academies and is explicit in the underlining approach that Principals should apply when providing excellent education.

University of Lincoln Academy Trust works to enhance the aspirations, educational opportunities and attainment of children and young people across south Lincolnshire and its surrounds. By working collectively and cooperatively across its academies, the Trust seeks to add value and achieve the synergies that a multi-academy trust can bring. All the Trust’s academies are expected to uphold its mission, values and curriculum intent, whilst maintaining a high degree of local autonomy. The core operational principles are applied across the Trust, subject to adjustment only in case of significant underperformance.

• Create a curriculum which embeds the mission and values of the Trust yet is crafted in a manner that meets the distinctive needs of all the stakeholders in each academy.
• Provide our young people with access to the knowledge, experiences and skills necessary to equip them for life, building their cultural capital so that they are knowledgeable about a wide range of cultures and have access to a vast range of experiences to deploy during their life.
• Consult regularly with parents, carers and young people on their curriculum needs to ensure we have the right balance of provision which is broad and balanced, recognising that our young people learn in different ways and have different needs and interests.
• Ensure there are different pathways to learning yet guaranteeing equality of opportunity for all young people.
• Prioritise learning in literacy and numeracy for every young person.
• Develop skills and knowledge that enable young people to be confident and healthy citizens in the digital world.
• Provide opportunities for developing interest and talent in sports, music and creative arts
• Promote learning, on occasions outside the classroom, which develops resilience and self-worth.
• Build knowledge, skills and understanding in a way that engages and inspires young people in an intelligent and logical manner.
• Celebrating success at all levels to help build confidence and help create confident and ambitious young people.

• The Trust believes it has a moral imperative to work to improve young people’s life chances through high quality educational provision, care and support in south Lincolnshire and its surrounds.
• The Trust puts children and young people first in its decision-making.
• The Trust has clearly defined roles for Members, Trustees and Academy Governing Committees
• The Trust has the support of the University of Lincoln as its sponsor to enhance opportunities for its young people and to provide guidance to its executive staff.
• The Trust is committed to being an employer of choice working to national and local conditions of service for staff as well as being members the teacher’s and Local Government pension schemes.
• The Trust seeks to empower its Principals by devolving maximum responsibility to them, as it believes that through their leadership they will drive their academy forward and optimise the educational and developmental performance of young people in their care.
• The Trust seeks to have very low central cost for our academies, to ensure the maximum resources are available to support learning.
• The central senior staff has a key role in monitoring performance, but are seen as facilitators of partnership working with Principal’s having a key role in academy policy decisions.
• The Trust has the same accountancy policies and systems for all academies
• The Trust has the same policies and procedures for all employment matters and employs the HR and payroll providers – Currently Capita and Bulley Davey respectively
• The Trust will not reallocate the local/national funding for its Academies, it is committed to maintain the allocated funding for each academy.
• The Trust allows all academies to maintain their own reserves, if reserves have to be used by another academy it will be through a loan set for a period of time and agreed by the Trust.
• If we have Condition Improvement Funding (CIF) delegated, it would be allocated across the Trust on a needs base criteria agreed by the Trust.

Maximising the potential of every child and young person
Providing a safe and secure environment for learning and teaching
Promoting well-being: physical, emotional and mental
Caring for the environment in which we learn and live
Supporting parents and carers to participate in their children’s learning
Nurturing and developing excellent staff to help us achieve our mission
Fostering a positive learning culture that is aspirational, ambitious and innovative
Working in partnership to achieve our goals
Upholding exemplary behaviour that is respectful and caring
Making education enjoyable and celebrating every young person’s achievements.




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University of Lincoln Academy Trust, Vice Chancellor’s Office, University of Lincoln, Brayford Pool, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN6 7TS

Phone: 01522 886005


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