After careful consideration the Trustees of William Howard Trust have agreed a change to the name of the William Howard Trust to Cumbria Education Trust. This will take effect from Monday, 23 January.
William Howard Trust was launched in 2015 following a request from the DfE for the Trust to sponsor the new Workington Academy. Since then the Trust has grown organically to include sponsorship of two primary schools in North Cumbria; Yewdale Primary School in Carlisle and Longtown Primary School in Longtown. They join William Howard School in Brampton.
The Trust has exciting plans and an ambitious strategy for their ongoing development and growth. To reflect this outward looking stance, it was felt it was appropriate to rename the Trust. The new name will provide a geographical identity nationally – something that the name William Howard Trust could not achieve.
We want to reassure you that our growth will be meticulously planned and paced to ensure that our vision and ethos is adopted and embedded in each of our schools. The growth of the Cumbria Education Trust will give us greater capacity to support all of our schools through collaborative working, developing best practice and sharing of resources.
No changes will be made to the names of the individual schools within the Trust which will remain as William Howard School, Workington Academy, Yewdale Primary School and Longtown Primary School and they will each retain their individual and distinct identities as a family of schools within the newly named Cumbria Education Trust.
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I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your ongoing support.
Chair of William Howard Trust Board