There are 4 schools in the Create Partnership Trust Family; Brookfields Primary, Greet Primary, Conway Primary and Hodge Hill Primary. Our schools are in Birmingham, West Midlands. We also run the Greet Teaching School Alliance.
Conway Primary School
Conway Primary is one of the founding schools of Create Partnership Trust and was judged good by Ofsted in 2012. Its partnership with Greet began in 2009 when Conway was in special measures and the two schools formed a Federation with a single Headteacher and Governing Body. It has continued to improve over the years and is noted particularly for its positive ethos. Conway is a two-form entry school with 472 pupils on roll, including part-time Nursery. The formation of Create Partnership Trust has enabled Conway to move further forward by appointing its own Headteacher, Tania Yasmin, whilst remaining part of the family of schools.
Greet Primary School
Greet Primary is one of the founding schools of Create Partnership Trust and was judged outstanding in its last inspection in 2007. As a National Support School and Teaching School, it has a good reputation for supporting other schools, most notably Conway, with which it formed the Federation in 2009 with one Headteacher and Governing Body. Conway was in special measures at the time and required high level leadership support. Over the years, Greet has continued to maintain its positive outcomes for pupils and has grown to four-form entry with 918 pupils on roll including part-time Nursery. The formation of Create Partnership Trust has enabled the school to move further forward by appointing its own co-Headteachers, Sheenagh Edger and Emma Tyler whilst remaining part of the family of schools.
Hodge Hill Primary School
Hodge Hill Primary joined Create Partnership Trust in January 2017 as a sponsored school because it was judged to be requiring improvement in its Ofsted inspection of 2015. Since the inspection, it has had a new Headteacher Anne Perry, who is already working closely with the other Headteachers of Create schools to ensure that Hodge Hill moves forward rapidly. The school is growing and will be a full four-form entry by September 2017 with 840 pupils on roll. Joining the family of schools in Create Partnership Trust is providing a good framework for improvement at Hodge Hill and a true professional partnership.
Greet Teaching School Alliance (GTSA)
As part of the first national cohort, Greet Teaching School was designated in 2011 as Birmingham’s first primary teaching school. Although Greet was assessed as the named school, the focus is very much on collaboration and partnership with all its schools through its strong professional network – an alliance of equals. Many of the schools in the GTSA face similar challenges but also have many strengths which can be shared. The main focus of work is school-to-school support, leadership development and initial teacher training. Led by TS Manager Emma Arnott, GTSA welcomes contact from schools which have strengths to share or which might require some extra support. GTSA is a highly-valued member of Create Partnership Trust but also has a clear outward-facing role.
Brookfields primary school is the 4th school in the MAT. Brookfields joined Create's family of schools on the 1 November 2018. We are excited for the school to be part of the MAt and will add more detail in the near future