The Nova Education Trust is a cross-phase Multi-Academy Trust based in Nottinghamshire

Our trust is committed to providing high quality education to all of our students, regardless of their backgrounds. Our track record demonstrates our ability to deliver our core goal, achievement for every child.

The schools in our portfolio includes both secondary and primaries, working in a range of contexts. We also run a successful School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) programme and a Teaching School Alliance (TSA) which links 23 schools together sharing effective practice and developing new models for staff development.

Every day we...

Educate over 8,900 students
Teach over 1,000 lessons
Employ over 1,390 staff
Operate in 15 schools
Share 1 vision

Our vision

The Nova Education Trust is committed to providing the very best educational opportunities for children and young people by striving to further develop outstanding teaching and care in all our schools.

We follow three simple principles that define our ethos and underpin the work we do:

  • We are dedicated to providing opportunity for all through high quality education provision
  • We are focused on delivering the highest levels of attainment for every child in our care
  • We are committed to being a socially responsible employer and community partner

Our history

The history of any school shapes its future.

This is very much the case with the Nova Education Trust.

The founding school was Toot Hill. Through the amazing efforts and drive of its staff, students and community, Toot Hill was transformed into an ‘Outstanding’ school and gained a strong regional and national reputation for delivering education. Since 2011 the organisation began to successfully support other schools, both primary and secondary, to help them secure the educational standards their families and staff wanted.

As the trust has developed, we have distilled our actions into four simple, but powerful, words:

Work Hard; Be Kind

The Nova Education Trust is a co-operative of individuals that pool their expertise and talents for the benefit of the children we serve. All schools are equal and valued partners in our desire to improve standards across all schools in the trust. We work hard to establish a sense of ‘family’ and belonging as we believe this secures the outcomes we all work towards. These outcomes are simply to identify:

  • Happy and safe young people.
  • Each pupil securing learning outcomes that reflect their abilities and potential.
  • Enrichment opportunities that help each child become the person that will enjoy life to the full and be a valued citizen.

Our history informs us that if everyone works hard and is kind in their actions, we will be an amazing trust for all children and staff. Our ‘Novation’ approach captures the essence of how we secure this whilst preserving the identity of each and every school.

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