We are excited to announce that with effect of 1st April 2022 Redhill Primary School became an academy and is now part of the Shaw Education Trust.
THEIR collaborative approach

Shaw Education Trust is a growing multi academy trust sponsored by Shaw Trust

They lead and manage academies in all phases, all sectors and in all communities.

They believe that every child should have the opportunity to be successful whatever their starting point. They pledge an unswerving commitment to improve, accelerate and enable ambitious life goals amongst all young people in our academies.

They don't believe in prescribing a curriculum; instead we support our academies to offer a curriculum that deepens knowledge, develops skills and fires the curiosity of students. They also expect each Academy to offer a range of support that addresses life after school, develops students' independence and helps them to prepare for university and the world of work.

Senior leaders at each Academy have the support of a core team and commissioned experts to provide high quality teacher training and development to staff to ensure they are continually developing their good practice.

They also encourage collaboration within and between our academies to create a community of professionals with a wide range of valuable experience and specialist knowledge to share.

Integrity and transparency underpin our accountability approach. They believe in earned autonomy for our academies, with the Trust Board providing the appropriate level of challenge and support - as well as oversight - to each. Local accountability is supported through a system of Academy Councils, with representatives of the whole school community in membership.

Trust Values

  • To be pupil & people centred
  • To act with integrity
  • To be innovative
  • To be best in class
  • To be accountable

How does the Trust support the schools?

The Trust works alongside a local informal collaboration of infant, junior, primary, secondary & special schools as well as its partners. The schools work together to improve outcomes for children through activities such as:

  • Principal meeting & training - 'Heads Together'
  • SET competitions for children
  • Moderation activities for teachers to compare expectations & standards in different subjects
  • Support Hubs for subject leaders
  • Special Education Needs Hub Meetings
  • Finance & HR Hub Meetings
  • Governance Academy Councillor Cluster Meetings
  • Attendance Inclusion Hub Meetings
  • Joint staff meetings
  • Well-being evenings for staff from all schools
  • Shared Continued Professional Development including NPQs & Apprenticeships
  • Sharing of staff for coaching reasons
  • Buddy School System which include Peer Reviews across schools



Keele and North Staffordshire Teacher Education (KNSTE) is a School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) provider that has a partnership of over 120 schools who work closely with Shaw Education Trust to offer high quality teacher education. On successful completion of all of our courses you will gain Qualified Teacher Status QTS). On the QTS + PGCE route you will gain a Keele University Postgraduate or Professional Certificate alongside your Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).


Trust Community Project

We have successfully received a lottery bid to develop an area of our site into a Community Garden. We are being supported by Hettie from Inspiring Healthy Lifestyles to develop this area with a designer.

Headteacher Mrs Banks said “The land where the old school once stood will finally be rejuvenated, something we have wished to achieve for many years. It is thanks to all National Lottery players, the passion of our community and the determination of Inspiring Healthy Lifestyles, that this dream is now a reality.”

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