An exciting new Partnership between TAG & Spencer Academies Trust.
Chair – TAG
When Phil Crompton, our current CEO, made the decision to retire, the Board determined that the best way to build on the legacy of TAG was to add more capacity to the Trust. We wanted to find a partner, who had the same values, ethos and commitment to excellence as TAG. In Spencer Academies Trust (SAT), we believe we have found not only that, but also a Trust that has huge ambitions for its future. It has undergone significant change itself over the past 18 months to ensure that it remains one of the leading Trusts in the region.
All schools in the group will have a valuable role to play and the support of SAT, with a track record of high standards and performance improvement, will ensure that we too build on the current strengths of Arnold Hill and Farnborough Academies. Rushcliffe particularly will have a key role to play across the enlarged group.
I would like to again thank Phil Crompton for his continued commitment to TAG. He will remain in role until his retirement at the end of the summer term. Paul West, the current CEO of SAT, will take on an advisory supporting role during this period.
We look forward to concluding the formalities over the next few months and anticipate that the full merger will take place on the 1st Sept 2018 when Paul West will become the CEO of the enlarged Trust.
I look forward to an exciting new future for both our students and employees.
Head Teacher – Farnborough
Dear Parent and Carers,
As you will be aware Mr. Crompton, the CEO of the Trent Academies Group, is retiring at the end of this academic year. The Trust Board has decided to explore a wide range of opportunities to make sure they were making the right decision for the future success of all the schools in the trust (Arnold Hill Academy, Farnborough Academy and Rushcliffe School). They have worked very closely with Mr. Crompton, myself and the other headteachers to find a way of securing the best future for all our pupils. After much consideration, a decision has been made to merge the Trent Academies Group with the Spencer Academies Trust.
Subject to due diligence and appropriate regulatory approvals, the merger will take place on 1st September 2018. The combined group will retain the Spencer Academies Trust name, and will be led by their current CEO, Paul West.
The enlarged group will comprise 18 schools of which 9 will be secondary, meeting the needs of over 17,000 pupils across Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire.
The Trent Academies Group, combined with the Spencer Academies Trust, will form one of the biggest trusts in the region and will bring together a wide range of expertise which will benefit the children and staff of Farnborough. It is an exciting time for all involved with the academy.
As you are aware I will be leaving The Farnborough Academy at the end of the academic year. A national recruitment campaign is currently underway to find my replacement. To ensure that the academy continues to improve rapidly, Mr. Lewis will become the Executive Headteacher of Farnborough Academy and Rushcliffe School from 1st May 2018. Mr. Lewis is currently the Headteacher of Rushcliffe School and has been a regular visitor to Farnborough over the last 4 years. He will spend time at both schools and will work closely with the new Headteacher once appointed.
Thank you for your continued support.
Mr. B. Chaloner
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