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Inspiring Primaries Academy Trust

Enabling all to flourish and succeed

Our Offer

Please see the full report of our Ofsted Summary Evaluation - Ofsted Summary Evaluation June 2022 - we are a strong Trust that cares passionately about serving our school communities. Find more detailed information below about our offer and how your could be part of an 'inspiring' trust.

Our vision is to enable all to flourish and succeed. To achieve this, we recognise that the ethos, distinctiveness and identity of each school is unique yet each and every one strives to provide the very best learning opportunities and experiences for children in partnership with the community it serves. To this end, all schools in Inspiring Primaries embraces evidence based approaches to school improvement. Different interventions may be needed at different stages of improvement and therefore, our approach is bespoke to the context of each school to enable the school's identity to shine through and all involved to flourish and succeed. 


We are committed to collaborative professionalism - always considering how we can collaborate more deeply in order to achieve greater impact.

                              Hargreaves & O'Connor



  • Support for recruitment, retention and talent management to be an employer of choice - we invest in our staff, supporting them to be the best that they can be, providing CPDL at each stage of their career. 
  • We provide support for staff wellbeing, recognising and valuing their tremendous contribution and impact.
  • A central team supporting schools in curriculum development, school improvement and quality assurance, safeguarding, HR, financial management and reporting, procurement, health and safety, risk mitigation, estates maintenance and development and policy development.


All staff and children within Inspiring Primaries benefit from our core ethos of service, support and collaboration. This includes opportunities for enhanced continuous professional development for staff, access to a range of central support services, informed peer-to-peer review, and the sharing of expertise and joint practice development. 


Our current collaborative, professional learning forums include:

  • IPAT Business and Office Managers
  • IPAT Communication Champions
  • IPAT Computing Leaders
  • IPAT Curriculum Development Leaders
  • IPAT Emotional Literacy Support Assistants
  • IPAT English Leaders
  • IPAT Early Years’ Leaders
  • IPAT Leadership
  • IPAT Mathematics Leaders
  • IPAT Moderation Leaders
  • IPAT Music Leaders
  • IPAT Premises Officers
  • IPAT Religious Education and Collective Worship Leaders
  • IPAT School Improvement Team (see below)
  • IPAT Science Leaders


Our School Improvement Model:

Our staff believe in a school led improvement system and our approach to school improvement is based on the national school support model whereby the wealth of expertise in our staff team support schools using a variety of strategies according to needs. 


We start from the premise that all schools should be capacity givers and receivers and we have high expectations of all. Systematic development towards these high expectations sits at the heart of our school improvement model. 


Our model recognises the different intervention needed at different stages

of improvement that a school undertakes.






Our School Improvement Team:

  • Adam Watson, School Improvement Lead
  • Emma Prokipczuk, School Improvement Lead
  • Andrew Shields, Computing Specialist Leader of Education
  • Aly Steele, Early Years’ Specialist Leader of Education
  • Vickie Njoroge, English Specialist Leader of Education
  • Vicki Otway, Mathematics Specialist Leader of Education 
  • Jodie Allen, Inspiring Primaries Leader of Education
  • Danielle Barton, Inspiring Primaries Leader of Education
  • Hayley Cupit, Inspiring Primaries Leader of Education
  • Lee Evans, Inspiring Primaries Leader of Education
  • Philippa Tomkins, Inspiring Primaries Leader of Education
  • Rachel Spadaccini, Lead RE Teacher, NATRE
  • Debbie Yeomans, Lead RE Teacher, NATRE


Inspiring Primaries is a Church of England Trust within the Diocese of Leicester and is committed to the living out the values in the Church of England's Vison for Education:

Educating for wisdom, knowledge and skills: enabling discipline, confidence and delight in seeking wisdom and knowledge, and developing talents in all areas of life.

Educating for hope and aspiration: enabling healing, repair and renewal, coping wisely when things go wrong, opening horizons and guiding people into ways of fulfilling them.

Educating for community and living well together: a core focus on relationships, participation in communities and the qualities of character that enable people to flourish together.

Educating for dignity and respect: the basic principle of respect for the value and preciousness of each person, treating each person as a unique individual of inherent worth.


Consideration of joining a Trust is a significant decision which requires a lot of research and due diligence – our team will support you at every stage of the process. If your school is interested in finding out more about what we can offer and joining our Trust we would be delighted to hear from you. Please do get in touch to discuss further with our Trust Leader (CEO), Andrew Riches via the contact page or email 





Contact Details and Useful Links

Contact Details

  • 01455 552343
  • Inspiring Primaries Academy Trust, Company Number 08540699, Registered UK Address: Church Lane, Gilmorton, Leicestershire, LE17 5EU