Tapton School Academy Trust

TSAT welcomes its newest academy

Bradfield Secondary School has joined TSAT, the 4th secondary school in Sheffield to become part of the Trust.

The school joined on 1st February 2020. Under the transfer Bradfield will benefit from: 

  • Access to strong support and guidance from within TSAT 
  • Effective Governance
  • Removal of the financial notice to improve from 1st February 2020, and strong financial management
  • Access to Post-16 provision at Forge Valley and Tapton School, with additional support at transition 
  • Professional development opportunities and a focus on TSAT being a great place to work. 

Adrian May, former Co-Headteacher at Tapton, has now become permanent Headteacher at Bradfield School. 

Adrian said: "Since joining the school as Interim Headteacher in June, I have enjoyed building relationships with students and parents, and getting to know the community. 

"Becoming part of an established multi-academy Trust is a positive and important step for Bradfield, and I now look forward to working with colleagues in TSAT to ensure that our students receive the opportunities that they deserve."

TSAT now encompasses nine academies across Sheffield, 5 primary and 4 secondary, and has over 7,000 learners from 2 to 19 years.

An emphasis on collaboration leading to strong leadership and improved teaching has increased the educational experience for its learners, with 77% now experiencing an education that is at least 'Good.'

Each academy is encouraged to maintain and develop its own distinctive identity whilst being part of an inclusive Trust. 

Caroline Bagley, Chair of Trustees at TSAT, said: "Bradfield School has a high reputation for arts and technology, hard-working students and an engaged local community. 

"We are delighted that the school has joined our Trust and will share our vision of realising the life chances and dreams of every child."

David Dennis, CEO of TSAT, said: "We are delighted to welcome Bradfield staff into a Trust in which collaborative ways of working are at its core.

"TSAT already has many areas of alignment with Bradfield, and well-established links, and we look forward to working with the school to take it forward in its improvement journey."