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A message from our Chair of the Trust...

Dear Parents and Carers,

Dear Parents and Carers,

I sit as the chair of trustees for the Multi Academy Trust (MAT) that oversees the governance of Eskdale, Jesmond Gardens, and Stranton Academies. It is the job of the trustees to ensure schools within the MAT fulfil their duty to educate our children in a safe, efficient and effective environment and to set a vision with our Schools to provide the very best learning experiences for our students.


We are a trust absolutely committed to developing the ‘whole child’ and to helping pupils develop the highest of ambitions. We aim to deliver the finest learning environment for all children, and seek to provide inspirational experiences to help our pupils achieve their potential. However academic success is only half the story: our schools are all high performing, but throughout them there is an ethos of care for the students that is greater than academic achievement. We are an inclusive trust, filled with staff that seek what is good for all pupils, with a clear commitment to the pastoral needs and wellbeing of every child.


I've been involved with Stranton Primary School since 2004; starting as a youth and children's worker for a local church, before becoming a School Governor and then transferred to the Trust board in 2013. Although each Academy have their own local Governing Body to which you can address any feedback the Board of Directors would also welcome your contributions. Do you have any examples of staff or pupils who have shown our core values of hard work, determination, grit and ambition? Is there a particular issue you think affects the whole Trust that the Board of Directors should discuss? If so, please contact me directly via email ( or send a letter in via any School office.


Peter Hart