Hugh Hegarty
Chief Executive Officer

As we embark on this Journey it is essential that we reflect on the rich history of Catholic Education across the Diocese in Stockton and Middlesbrough along with Redcar and Cleveland.

We would not be representing our 26 schools our sixth form and our teaching schools without the foresight and enterprise of the women and men who devoted time energy and resources to develop schools and colleges in our parishes. Work carried out to ensure that the missionary work of Blessed Nicholas Postgate continues to bear witness.

It is essential that from the outset we acknowledge that as a Trust we have a Catholic identity in all our schools.

We are a caring Trust dedicated to academic excellence and the spiritual and moral development of our pupils. Nicholas Postgate Catholic Academy Trust is a faith-based community and plays a positive role in the life of all our local parishes.

Within our Trust learning takes place in communities inspired by the Spirit of Christ. All our Schools and our Trust Wide Sixth Form promotes the dignity self-esteem and full development of each person who is made in God’s image and uniquely loved by.

As a Trust we have sound Principles by which we are guided.

All our communities are learning environments that allow for the academic, physical and spiritual development of all pupils.

All pupils participate in worship and Prayer in the school and in co-operation with our parishes.

Our teachers pride themselves in providing opportunities for every pupil to make sustained progress through well planned highly challenging and motivating lessons.

Our schools are a safe nurturing experience where there is an acceptance and understanding at all levels of the need to keep everyone safe.

In chorus we acknowledge that positive learning environments must be a minimum expectation for every child where everyone understands the importance of behaviour in a range of social situations

As a Catholic multi-academy trust for the Diocese of Middlesbrough we have clear strategic aims built on our mission and values.

We will celebrate and share the practice of our outstanding schools and outstanding leaders and outstanding teachers in order to learn from their outstanding practice.

Nicholas Postgate Catholic Academy Trust is committed to ensuring that we have excellent governance that challenges, supports and holds to account.We have strong leadership at all levels with staff continually being developed. Our pupils and students are in receipt of outstanding teaching and pedagogical knowledge.Pupils within the Trust access a sound education with deep spiritual immersion and learning that inspires and fosters curiosity.

All our schools offer a rich range of curricular and extracurricular experiences that challenge and enhance skills, talents and aptitudes.

Within the Trust there is a commitment that parents/carers will be informed in a timely manner about their child’s attendance, progress, attainment and well-being. We seek to develop parents/careers as active partners in their child’s progress.

Our school leaders ensure all pupils transition from each Key Stage and each school phase in a fit and purposeful manner.

Through careful attention to the Catholic life within our schools our schools are an engine for regeneration at the centre of the Parish community and our schools are a community hub that meets the needs and aspirations of our communities.