In November 2014, William de Yaxley Junior School joined the Diocese of Ely Multi Academy Trust (DEMAT) and became WIlliam de Yaxley Church of England Academy.
We pray to be generous and visible people of Jesus Christ.
The Diocese of Ely is part of the Church of England and the wider Anglican Communion.
The Diocese of Ely Board of Education supports the teaching of children throughout the Diocese particularly through our Church of England Schools. These schools are seen as part of our Christian mission to educate children in an environment that reflects our Christian values and in the communities we serve. In particular, the Board is committed to:
• ensuring that all pupils, regardless of ability, gender, religion, and background have access
to high quality education within a supportive learning environment, which equips them well
as independent learners to take their place in society and to contribute to it.
• setting high expectations of leadership and of teaching and learning.
As part of this the Board has established the Diocese of Ely Multi-Academy Trust to oversee the development of Church of England academies within the Diocese. Through this Trust, the Diocese aims to take more responsibility for the running of these academies as Church of England schools and to foster co-operation between the academies. The Trust is committed to
• developing a shared identity and common purpose whilst preserving each school’s
individuality, Christian ethos and distinctiveness.
• encouraging innovation and collaboration across the partnership.
• supporting schools so that they may serve their local communities more effectively.
The Diocese of Ely has invested in the development of a strong support team whose members will be visible in the way they support schools to stand out as beacons of excellence, thereby transforming the lives of all those who live, work and learn in them. There should be no disconnection between a school’s ethos and its performance since making an intimate connection between the two is to make a difference not only to the lives and life chances of all pupils but to the whole community.
The Diocese of Ely Multi-Academy Trust has, therefore, set the following key strategic objectives to support the Trust’s vision and mission:
1. To ensure that pupils have access to a broad, balanced and extended curriculum, which is
underpinned by a firm focus on developing pupils’ literacy and numeracy skills within a
supportive learning environment where science, the arts, humanities and sport also feature
2. To ensure that leadership and the quality of teaching and learning is good or better in all our
3. To encourage staff in our schools to be innovative and to work collaboratively where
4. To budget efficiently, to build capacity within the Trust and to deploy our resources
effectively for the benefit of pupils, staff and the communities they serve.
5. To develop a commitment to the aims of the Trust throughout our schools.