Trust Strategic Plan 2023-2028

Maiden Erlegh Trust is a growing education community, which is in a period of transformation as we have been given the privilege to develop two free schools and develop partnerships with a number of other schools, in addition to continuing to nurture our existing schools. These are very exciting times, and ones that bestow upon the Trust a great deal of responsibility that we do not take for granted.

The development of this plan has enabled us to reflect on where we are, where we want to be and what the future will look like in the context of our moral purpose. We are very proudly a values-led organization, and the culture and ethos we develop at Trust level and within the schools is held in high regard and underpins our success. We are committed to continuing in this way.

In reviewing and developing this strategy, we have taken on board the ideas and feedback from a number of stakeholders, and we will continue to do so in our reviews.

This information is strategic and its purpose is to:

  • Clarify the strategic priorities for Maiden Erlegh Trust for the next five years.
  • State clearly the criteria for evaluating success in each area.

Progress against this plan is reviewed through a Trust Self-Evaluation process and through Trust Committees and the Trust Board over the course of the year. The reviews are supported by a number of other monitoring processes eg: Risk Register, Budget Reviews, Stakeholder Surveys and monitoring within, and feedback from, individual schools.

This process informs, and is informed by, school improvement planning, department and team development planning and appraisal. They in turn, feed into the design of continuing professional development programmes, resource allocation, growth management and so on.

What is paramount in all these areas of our work is that the pupils and students remain at the heart of what we do and plan to do, and that our plans for every one of them are ambitious, inclusive and caring. We are also clear that, in order to support and educate every child, we must support and develop our staff and further our partnerships across the Trust and beyond. In this way, we achieve schools for the community, schools as a community.


Nick Jones (Chair of the Board of Trustees)

Jonathon Peck (Chief Executive Officer)