Extol Trust, formed in 2013, is an ambitious and collaborative Trust based in the North East of England. The Trust’s conception was driven by a passion and a moral belief that all pupils deserve to attend a 'stand out school', where they flourish personally, academically and socially.
We place children at the centre of all we do, aiming to create a climate where excellence flourishes as a result of outstanding leadership, engaging teaching and high quality learning. We are a Trust which works hard to be an employer of choice ; we know we can’t have great schools without great staff and we work very hard to recruit, retain and develop our people to be the best they can be.
Our aims are reflected in our continual commitment to the 'levelling up' agenda within education and the North East communities that we serve. As a collective we are determined that all pupils, regardless of background or where they go to school, have equal access to a high-quality education which equips them with the knowledge, skills and understanding to realise their ambitions and attain their potential.
We place Extol Trust as both a system and civic leader, working with other organisations to advance education for the wider common good. Through the development of purposeful partnerships and true collaboration, we aim to impact not only on our school communities but the wider education landscape. We believe that strong collaborative Trusts should be at the front and centre of shaping education reform.
I am delighted and extremely proud to be the CEO of the Trust, a Trust formed with a strong principle of integrity and ethics; these principles are non-negotiable and shape the way our partnership works.
Mme Julie Deville