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Greenshaw Learning Trust

Broadwater School Joins The Greenshaw Learning Trust

On 1 September 2020, Broadwater School opened its doors as the latest member of the Greenshaw Learning Trust. Broadwater School is a co-educational, fully comprehensive school for young people aged 11 to 16 years in Godalming, Surrey.

After consultation with the local community, the Governing Body of Broadwater School agreed that joining the Trust would best enable the School to continue the progress of recent years which has seen it, under the headship of Lizzi Matthews, become an increasingly popular part of the local community with significantly improved outcomes for the students.   Since September 2019 the school has worked with the Greenshaw Learning Trust, the Department for Education, Surrey County Council, staff and the local community to prepare the school to become an academy and join the Greenshaw Learning Trust.    

Will Smith, CEO for the Greenshaw Learning Trust, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Broadwater School into our family and have already been working closely with Lizzi Matthews and the wider school community. We are ambitious for all of our schools and their students on what they can achieve and are committed to giving every young person at Broadwater the opportunity to fulfil their potential now, and in the future.”

Lizzi Matthews, Headteacher commented “Broadwater has had an exciting improvement journey over the last couple of years and joining the Greenshaw Learning Trust is the next ambitious stage in the school’s growth.  We have no doubt that this collaboration will ensure that our young people and staff are able to become the very best they can be.”

Broadwater School is an academy in the Greenshaw Learning Trust.

The Greenshaw Learning Trust is an academy trust, a charitable company with the sole purpose of maintaining and developing academy schools, to provide comprehensive and inclusive education for the public benefit, funded by the Department for Education.

The Trust seeks to build a ‘family’ of like-minded schools that share essential values and a common ethos and vision for education and learning, and collaborate to provide mutual support, share their good practice and learn from each other.

Each school in the Trust will retain and develop its own distinct character, led by its own leadership team and local governing body. The Trust will provide the support and infrastructure the schools need to enable them to develop and improve and for the school leadership and governing body to achieve their objectives for their school.

You can find out more about the governance of the Trust here.

The Greenshaw Learning Trust is a DfE approved sponsor of both primary and secondary schools.

To find out more about the Greenshaw Learning Trust, click here.