Message from the CEO

The Trust Board of SHINE Academies is determined to be a high performing multi academy trust that delivers the very best educational experience for pupils at all our academies. They believe that working together can only enhance the life chances of our children, and the Trust is built on clear vision and values highlighted on this website.  

The Trust’s objective, as outlined in its Articles of Association, is specifically restricted to the following to advance for the public benefit education in the UK, by establishing, maintaining, carrying on, managing and developing academies that offer a broad and balanced curriculum.

We have a cost effective organisation and a business model that delivers efficiency and growing economies of scale in order to free up more resources for the pupils in the academies. Everything we do is for the good of the academies.

SHINE Academies is now in its fourth year of operation and has achieved a great deal since its inauguration. The Trust was founded on a strong moral purpose to support others, so that young people are enabled to achieve their very best. The Trust has developed significantly in many areas of operation since 2015 but the object remains our key focus and our success should always be measured against the positive impact we have had on the life of every pupil.

I am fortunate to have a strong Board of Trustees which provides the effective support and challenge required to ensure that the Trust is an excellent employer, and we will work together to ensure that all our academies remain at least good in terms of OFSTED in the future.

All of the three schools within our Trust serve pupils from highly deprived communities. The significant challenge that this brings should not be underestimated. However, SHINE Academies does not accept deprivation as an excuse for low aspiration. The drive for high standards is embodied by the improvement in attainment and progress that has been seen in all of our academies.


I have a clear role in the organisation to not only ensure that all the academies are compliant, but also to strive to improve outcomes for the children and maintain a happy and motivated workforce. An outstanding Trust needs an outstanding workforce and this is central to our success. We will continue to invest in our staff, identify and promote talent and use the skills of individuals to make us stronger.


We have achieved a great deal so far but are ready now to go much further. Through ongoing self-analysis, review and learning from others, we strive to be one of the best Trust’s in the country and be renowned for excellent practice across all directorates.


This Business Plan provides a clear strategic direction for the coming years, which will enable the Trust to fulfil its mission in STRIVING in HARMONY to INSPIRE, NURTURE and EXCEL.

Chief Executive Officer

Gill Morris NLE