Wickersley Partnership Trust (WPT) was founded in 2014 with charitable status, and currently comprises eight primary schools and five secondary schools (including one sixth form) across Rotherham and neighbouring counties, with almost 7,000 students in its care. With plans for growth, predominantly at primary level, WPT is committed to ensuring that all students have the best educational experience possible, and that students and learning are at the centre of everything it does. It exists to further the interests of the young people who it serves and nurtures the development of knowledge, creativity, skills and understanding to help children develop into happy, healthy, caring and successful citizens.
The Trust is committed to raising achievement through high standards and expectations and is committed to providing active, co-operative and independent learning through dynamic and high-quality teaching. The climate for learning within WPT is characterised by embedded inclusivity and high expectations from the whole Trust community, and aims to become not only part of the community, but at the heart of the community.
Following the pandemic, the Trust has used technology to enhance the way it works which will remain a priority in order to enhance outcomes for the children, connect them more easily, reduce the burden for teachers and improve parental engagement.
The Trust is forward-thinking and ambitious, aiming to provide an innovative, creative and integrated curriculum which inspires and motivates children to learn, taking into account different learning styles and the communities it serves. The Trust has five key strategic priorities: leadership development, people development, effective curriculum and outcomes, wellness for students and staff, and playing an active part in the community.