Welcome from the Chair

Our approach is simple: we work together as a unique family of primary schools with one vision:

‘All pupils achieve the highest standard of educational outcomes regardless of circumstance or background’.

As Chair of the drb Ignite Trust Board, I am proud to lead a team of committed, passionate and talented people. We recognise our job is to focus on what happens in classrooms every day and ensuring our children experience a curriculum that excites and allows them to make great progress.

This involves paying real attention to connections. How children, staff and parents connect with each other and how children connect with learning, the learning environment and the world beyond school.

The structure of our family of schools is built to promote connection. We work together towards common goals, knowing that collaborative expertise is a cornerstone of sustainable improvement and high standards.

The world of education is busy, complex, uncertain, and at times daunting. Our sense of shared purpose helps us to listen and respond; offering time, knowledge and effort to each other. This keeps us receptive, flexible and motivated to learn alongside our children.

We have achieved a great deal in a short time. Our learning and understanding leads me to believe the greatest impact is yet to come.

Our Trust is based in the Midlands and currently comprises eight primary schools (five in Birmingham and three in Dudley). A defining feature of our Trust is that it is a specialist primary phase Trust and we have a thriving partnership of converter and sponsored academies that are driven to do the best for their children.

The information provided on our website sets out the fundamental principles and governance arrangements for the organisation. We continue to develop all aspects of our practice to ensure we provide the highest quality service possible.

David Sheldon

David Sheldon
Chair, drb Ignite Multi Academy Trust