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Consultation To Join Multi Academy Trust

Proposal To Join The Ivy Learning Trust

As a Single Academy Trust (SAT), Windhill21 is already benefitting from the autonomy of being outside of local government control, enabling us to deliver a comprehensive and varied curriculum for all pupils, as well as opportunities for professional development for all staff.  However, the Government has been clear in its vision that it wants all schools (including SATs) to be part of a Multi Academy Trust (MAT) as “part of a family of schools”. 

The Governing Board has therefore been considering how best to meet this requirement whilst still delivering the high standards of teaching and learning currently on offer.  After detailed consideration of a number of different MATs Governors believe that joining the Ivy Learning Trust represents the best opportunity to achieve and continue excellence at Windhill21.

This move will not result in any day-to-day changes in areas such as teaching staff, classes, uniform or length of the school day.  What it will do, in addition to the benefits mentioned, is enable us to build upon the School’s successes and good practice, whilst offering financial stability and benefits with regards to procurement of goods and services.

The Governing Board has therefore started the consultation process required to join the Ivy Learning Trust. 

Key Dates:

2nd October 2023 – Consultation Meetings with Staff

2nd October 2023 (7pm at the School) - Parent Consultation Meeting

In addition to Windhill21 governors and members of the school leadership team, Matthew Kleiner-Mann (CEO) and Roz McLaren (Deputy CEO) of Ivy Learning Trust will be in attendance to provide the opportunity to find out about what joining the Ivy Learning Trust will mean for the school and to ask any questions you may have. 

20th October 2023 – Deadline for receiving responses to the consultation.

21st November 2023 – Full Governing Board meeting to consider responses to the consultation

Further Information:

Please have a look at The Ivy Trust website ( for more information about the Trust.

In addition, you are welcome to email any questions you may have to either or Where possible, responses will be provided by either the school or Governing Board.

Please click on the link below to see the frequently asked questions document that may help answer any questions you may have regarding the proposal.