One of the key opportunities that multi-academy trusts have is to shape a clear and compelling vision for improving and enriching the lives of children and young people. REAch2 Academy Trust is one such trust that is using its freedom, capacity and scale to ensure that its children can experience a happy and enriching experience of primary education. Michael Pain spoke to some of the REAch2 team members.
In a context where children’s life satisfaction and mental and physical health is declining, we are often seeing our education system struggle to respond adequately enough with a vision or plan for how it can enrich children’s lives. However, some in the system have recognised this fundamental and growing challenge and are placing a strong and deliberate emphasis on securing the foundations of learning – a happy and enriching childhood.