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ODYSSEY COLLABORATIVE TRUST

Vision and Aims

The Vision of the Trust is to deliver an outstanding quality of education for the pupils in its schools, and securing the best possible outcomes and educational experiences for them.

The main aims of the Odyssey Collaborative Academy Trust, for all of its pupils, are to:

  • Provide a lifelong love of learning
  • Achieve personal and academic excellence
  • Create opportunities and experiences which raise aspirations
  • Deliver a creative, relevant and inspirational curriculum
  • Foster positive, confident learners
  • Promote equality, citizenship and respect
  • Celebrate diversity, inclusion and individuality

The Trust plans to do this through:

  • Securing excellence in leadership at all levels
  • Sustaining momentum across the improvement journey
  • Curriculum innovation
  • Standards monitoring, data analysis & effective school improvement planning
  • Developing strong links with a range of strategic partners, including the Local Authority
  • Facilitated school-to-school networks, coordinating and brokering expertise
  • Recruiting and developing excellent staff
  • Excellent financial management and value for money

Our Governance Structure

As a Charitable Trust, the Board of Trustees has two core functions, which are to set the strategic direction of the Trust and to ensure financial compliance and solvency. It complies with charity and company law requirements and those set out in the Academies Financial Handbook 2019. The Trust Board is responsible for the outcomes achieved by all schools within the Trust and does this through a comprehensive Scheme of Delegation, which gives a high level of autonomy to Local Governing Boards.

Governance

Accounting Officer

Accounting Officer

Declaration of pecuniary interest

Declaration of related parties

Ian Dewes

Declared – employed by the Trust

Declared

Our Trustees

Chair of Trustees

 Name

 Appointed by

 From

 To

 Michael Eric Seller

 Appointed by academy members

 26/11/2018

 25/11/2022

Trustees

 Name

 Appointed by

 From

 To

 Laura Baddiley

 Appointed by foundation/Trust

 01/03/2019

 28/02/2023

 Alexandra Claire Brown

 Appointed by academy members

 26/11/2018

 25/11/2022

 Sarah Charles

 Appointed by academy members

 26/11/2018

 25/11/2022

 Thomas Clay

 Appointed by academy members

 26/11/2018

 25/11/2022

 Michael Moore

 Appointed by foundation/Trust

 08/05/2019

 07/05/2023

 Lizabeth Anne Partridge

 Appointed by academy members

 26/11/2018

 25/11/2022

 Susan Pringle

 Appointed by academy members

 26/11/2018

 25/11/2022

Trustee Resignations in the last 12 months

 Name

 Appointed by

 From

 To

 Richard Burton

 Appointed by academy members

 26/11/2018

 26/11/2019

Further information about Odyssey Collaborative Trust can be found at:

https://www.odysseyct.org.uk/topic/about-us 

Chief Executive Officer

Ian Dewes

Chief Finance Officer

Jo Bunting

Chief Operations Officer 

 

Financial Statements

Click on the links below for details of Odyssey Collaborative Trust's Financial Statements:

Odyssey Collaborative Trust Accounts 2019-20

Odyssey Collaborative Trust Accounts 2018-19

Key Information about Odyssey Collaborative Trust can be found at:

https://www.odysseyct.org.uk/topic/key-information