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The Greater Manchester Academies Trust (GMAT) formed in 2016 and currently supports 2 academies, Manchester Communication Academy (MCA) and Manchester Communication Primary Academy (MCPA) and a Teacher Training provider, North Manchester Initial Teacher Training Programme (NMITTP), in North Manchester. In 2019, MCA was awarded National Research School status.

Our vision is that through excellent staff, deep social impact and a curriculum that inspires, our children will be

prepared for a future unknown.


Their story is unwritten, their future untold, they will succeed.

GMAT serves an area of significant social disadvantage and all policy and procedures support deep social impact with the aim of supporting transformational change for our students, their family and their community. As part of a coherent

vision to act together in a deep partnership, the trust is formed with a Trust Board, an Executive Principal, and an Executive Leadership team including a Headteacher at MCA and MCPA. The senior leaders of the Trust’s academies are determined to improve the educational outcomes of all the children and young people it is directly responsible for. This will only be achieved through the recruitment and retention of a high quality and committed workforce. To this end the Trust is
aspiring to become the employer of first choice within the area. We intend to develop, implement and embed a
recruitment and retention strategy based on a positive ethos within all our academies, delivering workload reform, outstanding professional development, evidenced informed practice and enhanced career opportunities for staff.
This plan, we believe, will have a significant impact on the quality of teaching and learning, removing barriers to
achievement and enhancing educational outcomes.

We have strong, effective and professional governance reflecting local, regional and global business and education partners.

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