Become a CELT academy

Considering joining us?

Cornwall Education Learning Trust is growing. We are keen to hear from you if you are considering joining a Trust and think we might be a fit. We are looking for schools who share our ethos and vision, and are also committed to making a difference beyond their own school.  

We have a highly collaborative and peer-led approach to improvement and learning. Through building deep relationships, we empower our school leaders to develop and learn together. 

If you think we could be a good fit for your school, please get in touch.

At the heart of our vision for education is a self-improving school-led system which has the best evidence-led practice and in which every child is able to fulfil their potential.

By facilitating a more lateral approach across our family of academies, by offering more opportunities to innovate and provide higher levels of teaching, we create the conditions which promote system leadership and collaborative activity.

  • We understand that without developing its organisational capacity, no school will be able to sustain the continuous improvement efforts that result in pupil attainment. Our focus is therefore on building capacity at the local level to ensure that all of our academies progress as rapidly as possible towards excellence.
  • Our approach is about group solutions. It is not about promoting corporate management models, individual teacher and leadership quality or individual solutions. Instead of creating a new bureaucracy, we are focused on facilitating relationships between our academies to maximise the potential of purposive collaboration.
  • Our approach is about careful diagnosis followed by customisation of strategy to context with consistency and high expectations. It is not about using test results and teacher appraisal to reward or punish teachers and schools. It is not about standardisation or searching for low risk ways to reach learning goals.

Want to chat?

We are always very happy to hear from schools who wish to join our multi-academy trust or simply learn a little more about us and what we do. However, the decision to take on any new schools is decided on a case-by-case basis and always based on robust due diligence.

If you are a primary or secondary school considering joining us, please contact our Trust Lead for an informal discussion in the first instance.
We recognise the need to give different academies different levels of support, and that the same academy may need different levels of support at different times. This can be described as ‘tightening to improve, loosening to be great’.