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Inspiring Primaries Academy Trust

Enabling all to flourish and succeed

Our Offer

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

All staff within Inspiring Primaries Academy Trust have opportunities to engage in collaborative forums to pursue continuous improvement. Our current 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 Team:


  • Marie Sandford, Trust Leader, National Leader of Education and Pupil Premium Reviewer
  • 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 
  • Vicki Palmer, Mathematics and Computing Specialist Leader of Education
  • Jodie Allen, Inspiring Primaries Leader of Education
  • Jo Barratt, 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 and Inspiring Primaries Leader of Education
  • Debbie Yeomans, Lead RE Teacher, NATRE


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, Marie Sandford 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