St Lawrence Academies Trust
St Lawrence Academies Trust (SLA Trust) is a Diocesan Multi Academy Trust based in the Diocese of Lincoln. In 2021 we received Diocesan Grant Funding from The Department for Education to support the growth of new church multi-academy trusts. Our trust welcomes children and staff from both church schools and non-church schools, across both the primary and secondary age range.
We are very keen to support and work with schools to help provide an even stronger quality of education provision across our local area. Schools that join us and become Partner Schools will either be Diocesan church schools, or non-church schools who share our vision for education. Our aspiration is to free up good school leaders to run their schools and make local decisions about the provision of education for their students. We aim to achieve this by supporting schools with the business and operations aspects of running schools. The St Lawrence Academies Trust will also provide a school improvement service and support or lead collaborative working across schools.
The holistic education of children and improving the range of opportunities available to them are our priority as a Trust. We want to help children find the things they enjoy and are good at – to support them to be the best versions of themselves in the future. Our educational vision is that students must experience a broad curriculum that is rich in knowledge, skills and experiences. Learning should take place in a variety of contexts and settings. Where possible students should learn through experiences, interaction with others and opportunities outside of the formal classroom.
Christian values and the exploration and understanding of the Christian faith underpins our work. This translates into our Trust core values of
Our mission statement is “strength for today, bright hope for tomorrow”
The aim of our Trust is to allow schools to become stronger by working together. We are advocates of collaborative working to share expertise, ideas, talents and skills across schools. The personal, professional, moral, cultural and spiritual development of our staff and children is key to the potential success of our Trust, of our partner academies and of the individual people who work or learn in our Trust. Good schools joining us make us stronger
Our Trust prides itself on prioritising children and centralising business services so that resources can be freed to best support the needs and development of children. The centralisation of business services enables us to achieve economies of scale and free funds to be spent strategically on better educational provision.