Tapton School Academy Trust (TSAT) was formed in 2012 and sponsored Chaucer School. Another ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted judgement for Tapton in 2013 gave the opportunity to partner with King Ecgbert School to build the Escafeld Teaching School Alliance. This has given rise to secure and effective leadership, training and support for our growing Trust family of schools.
In September 2015 we became eight schools – 3 secondary and five primary. Tapton, Chaucer and Forge Valley are our Secondaries and our Primaries are Southey Green, Meynell, Hillsborough, Wisewood and Hallam.
They are all linked in a shared endeavour – our mission is to provide an outstanding education to all our pupils 0 – 19. We are passionate that all our young people should see their time at school as safe, happy and fulfilling.
Our approach is founded on deeply effective partnership working – inextricably joining our schools, pupils, parents and their communities.
Our provision for pupils and parents
All Tapton School Academy Trust Schools will offer:
TSAT is founded on strong local partnerships, we only work within the Sheffield group of schools and are convinced that cross phase working is the very best way to secure our aims. Every Academy is non selective and our admissions are co-ordinated by Sheffield Local Authority. We work very closely with DfE, LA and the family of Sheffield Schools in order to plan strategically for our shared improvement agenda. All of our schools are founding members of Learn Sheffield, a new company operated to bring about a rapid improvement in all settings.
We value our excellent working relationships with Trade Unions. Recognition agreements are in place for all major Sheffield Unions and all TSAT Schools support union activities by paying into the facilities time agreement.
As Meynell Primary School is part of Tapton School Academy Trust the ownership of the land and building is on a 125 year lease with the Local Authority.