Joining the Tenax Schools Trust

The Trust is led by the Chief Executive Officer, Ian Bauckham CBE. He is assisted by the Director of Primary Education, Matthew Clark, the headteacher of Bennett Memorial Diocesan School, Jon Sparke. The Trust’s business and finance functions are led by the Chief Financial Officer, Catherine Dottridge. The Tenax team provides a wide range of support for Trust schools, including on Human Resources (HR), finance and business management and education and teacher professional development. The Trust is also the Teaching School Hub (TSH) for West and East Kent. Through its partnerships with both the Ambition Institute and the Church of England the TSH provides Early Career Teacher (ECT) programmes and National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) across the region. As a designated SCITT the Trust also offers initial teacher training for primary and secondary in partnership with schools both within the Trust and beyond.

Belonging to an area-wide Trust offers far greater opportunities for influence than single schools can normally achieve: the Trust working together aims to be greater than the sum of its constituent schools. We see the growth of the Tenax Schools Trust as an opportunity for schools, leaders and governors to step forward as co-shapers of the school led and self improving system in our area.

All schools in the Tenax Schools Trust have parity of esteem with other partners. The Trust respects the traditions and identities of individual schools whilst being committed to mutual support in pursuit of high standards for all children and good professional development and promotion opportunities for all staff.

For further information or if you interested in joining the Tenax Schools Trust, please contact the CEO, Mr Ian Bauckham, CBE at [email protected]