The Greenwood Academies Trust (GAT) currently has 34 open academies educating approximately 17,000 pupils across seven local authority areas including Nottingham City, Nottinghamshire, Leicester City, Northamptonshire, Peterborough, Lincolnshire and Central Bedfordshire.
GAT is a ‘not for profit’ organisation and was formed in 2009. Any income received is spent for the benefit of our pupils. Support services for finance, ICT, procurement, human resources, catering, data, curriculum development, staff development, health and safety and extended opportunities are led by the Education Support Team operating across the Trust. The Education Support Team budget has an annual cost of 5.5 per cent of the Trust’s budget which means that 94.5 per cent of the Trust’s budget goes directly to individual academies. We do not pay bonuses to our staff, nor do we provide company cars or free private healthcare. We do not pay our Trustees.
Local support for individual Academies is provided by Academy Advisory Councils, rather than governing bodies.