MAT Final Announcement

MAT Final Announcement

Dear Families

Following our previous communications, we are pleased to announce that plans and funding for the proposed new governance arrangements for Twickenham Academy and Hampton Academy have been approved by the Department for Education (DfE). 

Teddington School and the Waldegrave Trust were approached by the DfE and asked to consider the feasibility of establishing a local multi academy trust (MAT), which is a group of schools working together to share best practice, economies of scale, joint systems and approaches.  Following a detailed review, and further input from the DfE, Teddington School and the Waldegrave Trust have agreed to create a new MAT with Hampton and Twickenham Academies. The new MAT will be called The Richmond West Schools Trust.  This arrangement will result in the Learning Schools Trust withdrawing their sponsorship of the Hampton and Twickenham Academies and new governance being created. 

The MAT will begin working with the Academies immediately and formal hand over will happen in September 2016.  This will mean that Teddington School and Waldegrave Trust will take a lead on the Governance and standards for the new Trust, and join the MAT in 2017.

Please click here to access some FAQs, which provide some further detail.

Yours sincerely

Jennifer Johnson
Chair of Governors