Become a Big Life School

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Big Life Schools would be keen to work with schools who want to help shape the direction, and support the development of outstanding community based schools. We value the expertise of Headteachers and schools that might join us and become part of our journey.

We are very passionate about our mission and values, and are not desperate to grow at any cost. If you share our passion, then we might be a good match!

We would be keen to work with schools who want to help shape the direction, and support the development of outstanding community based schools. Big Life Schools would welcome active local governing bodies. We have a clear system of delegation, making sure that local governing bodies can help shape their school within the parameters set by the MAT.

We offer robust support as a MAT:

We have strong governance in our schools, our MAT and across the wider Big Life group, ensuring that our schools are safe and high quality.

The Big Life group provides cost-effective, high-quality corporate services, including HR, finance, payroll, communications and marketing, legal services, building management, health and safety, safeguarding (advice, guidance and training) and governance. We are also able to quickly purchase services as required by our pupils and schools.

We share expertise across our schools:

Big Life Schools encourages peer to peer support between principals, teachers and governors. We offer a range of specialisms including reading recovery and speech and language interventions. We have access to services and expertise across The Big Life group, such as mental and physical health and wellbeing, skills and employment services.

School improvement processes and partnerships are based on the individual needs of schools and pupils. We enjoy strong relationships with the Local Authority. Our Quality Assurance service is part funded by the Local Authority and we share our reports with them. Our schools work with local school clusters and play an active role in moderation and shared learning activities.

If you would like to find out more about the Big Life Schools Multi Academy Trust, please contact:

Keith Smith
Director, Big Life Schools
Email: keith.smith@thebiglifegroup.com