How will the Trust continue to develop the Church Schools with special reference to developing worship and spiritual opportunities?

AAT recognises its historic foundation and will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and in partnership with the Church at parish and diocesan level.  Its key aim is to preserve the collective outstanding SIAMs status of its schools and achieve the same at other schools who join the MAT.

The Trust oversees that each Academy offers a broad and balanced curriculum conducted in accordance with the principles, practices and tenets of the Church of England in relation to arranging for religious education and daily acts of collective worship and in having due regard to the advice of Lincoln Diocesan Board of Education (LDBE).

While each Local Board shall be responsible for ensuring that the business of the Academy is conducted in accordance with its Purpose and Ethos, the determination of the Academy’s Purpose and Ethos shall be the responsibility of the Trustees who will make any alteration to the religious or non-religious character of any Academy or the conduct of any Academy as a Church of England school in consultation with the LDBE.

Each school will continue to operate within the SIAMS Framework using the good and outstanding criteria.  This will be embraced under our wider collaborative group’s agenda for school improvement.