The Inspire Learning Partnership

Transforming lives. Building Futures.

Big Move 5: Serving Our Communities

As a Multi-Academy Trust, our commitment to serving our communities is at the heart of our mission to Transform Lives. The decision to make community collaboration and our civic duty a cornerstone of our strategy reflects our dedication to the well-being and success of children and families in our trust.

This ‘big move’ is crucial for the following reasons: 

Community-Centred Approach to holistic development

Our trust recognises that education is not confined to the classroom; it extends to the broader community. By collaborating with local communities, we acknowledge that children's well-being and educational success are influenced by the support and resources available to them outside of school. Thriving children and families are central to our goal of fostering holistic development. Collaborative efforts with local communities and civic partners allow us to address not only academic needs but also social, emotional, and physical well-being. 

Local Knowledge and Expertise

Local communities possess unique insights into the needs and challenges of their residents. Collaborating with them allows us to tap into this invaluable knowledge and expertise, ensuring that our initiatives are tailored to the specific circumstances of our trust's catchment areas. 

Enhanced Support Systems

Collaboration with other anchor institutions and civic partners strengthens the support systems available to children and families. This includes access to healthcare, counselling, extracurricular activities, and social services, all of which contribute to overall well-being. As educational institutions, we have a civic duty to contribute to the betterment of our communities. Collaborative efforts reflect our commitment to fulfilling this duty and actively participating in the social fabric of our trust's catchment areas. 

Addressing Inequalities

The majority of our school communities face social inequalities. Collaborative efforts with other anchor organisations enable us to address these disparities by providing additional resources, opportunities, and support to those who need it most. It empowers communities to take an active role in their children's education and well-being. This sense of ownership fosters a sense of pride and responsibility, leading to more engaged and motivated families. 

Long-Term Sustainability

Sustainable community collaborations build lasting partnerships and support networks that extend beyond the scope of individual projects. These partnerships ensure that our commitment to community well-being endures over the long term. 

Positive Public Image

Our commitment to community collaboration enhances our trust's public image and reputation. It showcases our organisation as a socially responsible and community-focused entity, attracting support and trust from various stakeholders. 


In conclusion, our decision to make community collaboration a key initiative reflects our belief in the transformative power of education and community partnerships. By working together with local communities, civic partners, and anchor institutions, we can provide comprehensive support, resources, and opportunities that empower children and families to thrive. This collaborative approach is not only strategic but also a demonstration of our Trust's commitment to the well-being and success of the communities we serve.