Creative Education Trust

We want to be one of the best and most effective providers of state education in this country.
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https://www.creativeeducationtrust.org.uk/

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A desire to Improve the education of and opportunities for children from deprived backgrounds drove Marc Jordan to found the Creative Education Trust in 2010.

Jordan's background was in publishing and the creative industries but, as he wrote in the Trust's magazine, Connected, "I knew the value of education as an enabler of social mobility from the experience of my own family.

"I wanted to work with children in communities that had had a raw deal and try to improve schools that just weren't offering the start in life that young people deserved."

Thanks to funding from philanthropic bodies, including the Conran Foundation, today his creation is a growing multi-academy trust educating more than 13,000 children in 17 primary and secondary schools in the Midlands and Norfolk. Its ambition is to be the leading provider of state education nationally.

It has targeted schools in areas of economic disadvantage and with a history of academic underachievement and transformed them by integrating a knowledge-rich curriculum with skills and creativity.

Creative Education Trust defines creativity as the ability to find connections between the things we know and turn them into new ideas and action. It says the academic arts and the sciences, practical subjects and life skills all need this creativity, and creativity is valued highly by employers.

Staff and expert advisers at the trust use imaginative methods for linking knowledge across subject boundaries, fostering personal development and resilience and developing practical skills that prepare pupils for their transition to adult life and employment.

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Leadership

70% of staff agreed

This organisation is run on strong values / principles

In a video, Marc Jordon explained to staff the reasons why he created the trust and outlined a new strategy. In March last year, headteachers ran the workshop in their own school. It was part of a mission to embed each school's role within the purpose of the wider organisation.
Personal Growth

74% of staff agreed

The experience I gain from this job is valuable for my future

Last year's Best Companies survey revealed that staff, particularly those in the support (non-teaching) roles did not have sufficient development opportunities. As a result, the trust conducted a training-needs analysis and is in the process of building a development programme.
My Manager

73% of staff agreed

I have confidence in the leadership skills of my manager

Middle leaders in the trust's schools have been involved in the development of a trust-wide curriculum, which has been important in recent Ofsted inspections. Senior leaders have the chance to be involved in improvement boards for another school as well as their own to widen their exposure to other ways of working.
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70% of staff agreed

This organisation is run on strong values / principles

In a video, Marc Jordon explained to staff the reasons why he created the trust and outlined a new strategy. In March last year, headteachers ran the workshop in their own school. It was part of a mission to embed each school's role within the purpose of the wider organisation.
Personal Growth
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74% of staff agreed

The experience I gain from this job is valuable for my future

Last year's Best Companies survey revealed that staff, particularly those in the support (non-teaching) roles did not have sufficient development opportunities. As a result, the trust conducted a training-needs analysis and is in the process of building a development programme.
My Manager
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73% of staff agreed

I have confidence in the leadership skills of my manager

Middle leaders in the trust's schools have been involved in the development of a trust-wide curriculum, which has been important in recent Ofsted inspections. Senior leaders have the chance to be involved in improvement boards for another school as well as their own to widen their exposure to other ways of working.

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
2011
Total number of UK employees
Number of UK locations
42
Employee average age
26% : 74%
Male : Female employee ratio
31%
Employees earning £35k+
21%
Employee turnover (voluntary)
Quote from the top...
One of the things that makes an organisation outstanding is if its leaders really listen to what colleagues are saying. To be one of the best and most effective providers of state education we must continually improve. Everyone has been involved in developing common ways of working because we are not a 'top down' organisation. Colleagues are encouraged to come forward with ideas about how we can continually improve and how everyone is part of our journey.

Marc Jordan, Chief Executive - Creative Education Trust

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