Tollbar Multi Academy Trust Chair Philip Bond and Chief Executive David Hampson are proud of the Trust's record of turning around failing schools.
Tollbar Multi Academy Trust is one of just 25% of Trusts in the whole of the country performing 'Above Average' according to the latest Schools' League Tables, which show that only 6% of Trusts perform better.
TMAT is responsible for four Secondary Schools and three Primary Schools in the region. These include Tollbar Academy and Sixth Form College, Cleethorpes Academy, Louth Academy, Somercotes Academy, Reynolds Academy, Pilgrim Academy, and Theddlethorpe Academy.
The Multi Academy Trust Performance Tables are based on a number of factors, including the Academy's Progress 8 Performance Measure. Progress 8 aims to capture the progress a pupil makes from the end of Primary School to the end of Secondary School. It is a type of value added measure, which means that pupils' results are compared to the actual achievements of other pupils with similar prior attainment.
In order to calculate a school's Progress 8 score, all pupils' Progress 8 scores are added together, then divided by the number of pupils in the year group. This total is then rounded to 2 decimal places.
Tollbar Multi Academy Trust’s Progress 8 figure is 0.17, which puts it Above Average in comparison to Trusts across the country. According to the League Tables, only 25% of Trust's have achieved Above Average scores: with 29% being Average; a further 29% being Below Average; and 10% being Well Below Average. Some Academy Trusts in North East Lincolnshire are performing below average in these tables.
The tables also highlight how all of the Trusts perform in the English Baccalaureate.The EBacc is a set of subjects at GCSE that keeps pupils' options open for further study and future careers. Subjects included in the EBacc are: English Language and Literature; Maths; the Sciences; Geography or History; and a Language. Secondary schools are measured on the number of pupils that take GCSEs in these core subjects, and how well they do.
According to the League Tables, Tollbar Multi Academy Trust had 52.2% of its pupils entering the EBacc in 2019. This is 12.2% above the England average. 20.7% of those pupils achieved a Grade 5 or above, with the England average being just 17%. 35.9% of Tollbar MAT pupils achieved a Grade 4 or above, which is 10.9% above the England average.
To calculate a school's EBacc average point score, the EBacc average point scores for all pupils at the end of Key Stage 4 are added together and divided by the number of pupils in the group. Tollbar Multi Academy Trust's average point score for EBacc was 4.37, with the England average being just 4.07.
David Hampson, Chief Executive of Tollbar Multi Academy Trust, said today: "I am extremely pleased that Tollbar MAT’s performance has placed it in the top 25% of MATs. This is particularly impressive as our MAT focuses on only taking on failing schools and those with serious weaknesses. This is indicative of the commitment of all the MAT staff to the educational successes of our students."
Philip Bond, Chair of TMAT, said: "To be rated in the top 25% of MATs is an excellent achievement, however that success is built on a tremendous amount of work and commitment by members of the Trust's staff. Our Trust has Academies in areas of significant deprivation and we take great pride in being able to turn around failing establishments and being able to provide a very high standard in education. Our Directors and Governors also give their time freely to provide the challenge which has made our Trust one of the best. The achievement of the Trust and our students is one this area should be proud of and celebrate."