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Welcome from the CEO of Equa Multi Academy Trust

The John of Gaunt School is part of a successful Multi Academy Trust called Equa. This is a family of like-minded schools, that collaborate to provide mutual support, share their best practice and learn from each other, whilst retaining and developing their own individual, distinctive characters. We believe every child has the right to a great education, and we seek to improve the life chances of all those we serve; therefore, we make it our mission to give ‘Every Child, Every Chance’ of success.

Across our Trust of schools, we want our children and young people to be inspired by their learning, and to instil in a motivation and aspiration to succeed in all they do. All our schools are highly inclusive, and we are proud to have high expectations of our children and young people, to do their very best in their learning and to gain the very best qualifications that will prepare them for their next steps.

High quality teaching is a priority, coupled with strong pastoral support, where adults genuinely care about the wellbeing of the students in their care. We believe that education is broader than a traditional curriculum and qualifications. We encourage resilience, self-awareness and mental fortitude and have a whole range of trips and activities that allow young people to live fulfilling lives and to get the most from their school experience.

Opportunities to develop leadership, teamwork, problem-solving, confidence and communication skills are woven into school life, skills that we believe are critical to ensure that our young people are ready to thrive beyond school into their adulthood. These form the foundations for us to achieve the very best outcomes for your child, in partnership with you and utilising the wider opportunities as part Equa Multi Academy Trust.

If at any stage, you would like to find out more about Equa Multi Academy Trust, please do feel free to contact me.

Warm wishes,

Paul Skipp

Chief Executive Officer