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Multi-Academy Trust

Academy Effectiveness Programme

The Diocese of Worcester Multi Academy Trust (DoWMAT) Academy Effectiveness Team works directly with each academy to support continued school improvement and is fully committed to ensuring every child within the Trust receives the best in all aspects of school provision.


Our Academy Effectiveness Team, led by our Academy Improvement Lead, Mr. John McMillan, has a clear understanding of the strengths and next steps for all academies within the Trust.


Each DoWMAT academy receives a half termly Academy Effectiveness Visit; affording academy leaders the opportunity to reflect on their impact to date, celebrate achievements and map out actions for next steps, within a supportive and challenging framework.


Once priorities are decided upon, the Trust is able to provide a tailored package of support, development and challenge for academy leaders.


As a growing MAT, we are constantly reviewing our academy effectiveness provision to ensure we have a skilled team of advisors, strong practitioners, external support and best practice to draw upon, to meet the needs of all our academies. As capacity and strength of practice grows in our own academies, collaborative and peer-to-peer opportunities are presenting an exciting addition to this approach.


Curriculum provision and using assessment effectively to deliver improved pupil outcomes are key drivers this academic year as we look to building back better after the disruption of the pandemic.


Academy effectiveness within DoWMAT is approached in the following way;


  • All academies within DoWMAT receive a core package of support from the Central DoWMAT Academy Effectiveness Team.
  • Academies demonstrating a secure strength in provision are able to nurture, mentor and provide support for academies with identified areas for improvement.
  • Additional support is available from the DoWMAT Academy Effectiveness Team, strong practitioners and external providers for academies requiring rapid improvement.


To read our full DoWMAT programme for Academy Effectiveness, please click the link below;