RA Butler Infant and Junior Schools become latest to sign up to Saffron Academy Trust

PUBLISHED: 14:51 19 September 2017 | UPDATED: 14:51 19 September 2017

RA Butler has joined Saffron Academy Trust this month. Picture: SWCHS

RA Butler has joined Saffron Academy Trust this month. Picture: SWCHS


Saffron Academy Trust (SAT) is growing after welcoming another school to its partnership.

RA Butler Infant and Junior Schools signed up to the Trust earlier this month, and now joins Saffron Walden County High School, Katherine Semar Infant and Junior Schools and Alec Hunter Academy in Braintree.

As a result of the signing, RA Butler’s executive headteacher, Emma Vincent, will take on a new role as one of the two deputy CEOs in the Trust, working alongside Julie Puxley who is headteacher at Katherine Semar.

Caroline Derbyshire, CEO of SAT, said: “We are thrilled to be joined by RA Butler Infants and Junior Schools, because it will cement the already close working relationship between us. Emma Vincent and her staff and governors will be an asset to SAT as we continue in our mission to create a family of local state schools who provide an excellent standard of education to children in our community.”

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  • All the schools joining the SAT used to be in the LEA. The LEA was democratically accountable to us, whereas a Trust is accountable only to the Secretary of State. It's the creation of an educational monopoly with weaker lines of accountability.

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    Daniel Brett

    Friday, September 22, 2017

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