Welcome from the CEO

Donna Lodge NewEndeavour MAT aims to help our students find their own individual pathway to success. 

Exam results, apprenticeships and university places are important, but we also understand the need to develop wider life skills, the communication abilities and confidence that will contribute to both job prospects and happiness.  Integral to this is the ‘Endeavour Mindset’, the idea that ‘how’ we do things is as important as our overall strategic goals.  Our schools of course have their own identities but all share this Endeavour mindset, encouraging students to reflect and embrace challenges, learn from mistakes and develop the resilience essential in our rapidly changing world.   This growth approach and on-going drive for improvement is shared by all Trust staff.

In this context of change we have chosen to focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects combined with the acquisition of entrepreneurial skills.  We intend to make sure our students are able to use their vital subject knowledge in creative and practical ways in the future.  Local businesses are already committed to supporting the Trust in this. 

We believe in a collaborative approach.  We are keen to work with non-selective and selective schools and across educational phases.  We’d like to build links with even more local businesses to support students as they consider their career choices. There are so many ways that businesses can become involved, from helping teachers design projects and providing work experience placements to supporting within the classroom and bringing new ideas to our Trust and schools.  The necessity to influence qualification content and ensure students leave school with appropriate skills has never been so pressing. So please do get in touch and arrange to come and talk to us.

Executive Head Teacher

Donna Lodge BA(Hons), M.Phil, NPQH

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