West Lakes Multi-Academy Trust (WLMAT) is a Multi-Academy Trust with Sponsor Status and is a not for profit charity which sponsors primary and secondary academies. Our Sponsors, The University of Central Lancashire, The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and Sellafield Ltd. have already proven their commitment and success in creating the fully inclusive, aspirational, high-achieving West Lakes Academy, firmly rooted in the local community.
We have successfully united the communities of two failing schools, learning from the experience of that strategy to understand what is required if we are asked to replicate the same social and educational transformational change elsewhere. Our vision, our distinction, is to succeed in ‘Changing Lives through Learning’ by providing an education for each child that will give them a preparation for life that is excelled by no other institution in the country. Our focus will always be on securing purposeful progress towards that distinction, having developed, and continually developing, our model for school improvement that is focussed on creating a collaborative pedagogical model to have a transformational effect on children’s life chances within very quick timescales.
If asked for support we would help schools to be outstanding places of education where expectations are that students will develop into citizens who actively contribute towards the building of cohesive and peaceful communities and are able to represent themselves confidently in all aspects of public life. By replicating the improvements seen at WLA we aim to see transformational change in other catchments, students will develop the capacity to contribute to building strong and vibrant communities.