THE Marches Academy Trust is evolving the world of education thanks to their 'agents of change' programme.

Key staff across the Trust have been working on projects to share best practices, create new ways of engaging students and parents and working to continually raise standards.

Staff have worked together to find flexible ways to engage students and parents in this fast-paced world where student motivation and engagement is key to their success.

The Trust's special education needs (SEN) provision has been developed through this programme to help manage student emotion and engage students striving for excellence.

The offering for students with educational needs or requiring some additional pastoral support is second to none thanks to the dedicated staff working with parents to develop strategies for learning.

Dan Pritchard and Fabian Pietersen from The Marches School along with Josh Evans from The Grange Primary School and Helen Hipkiss from Lower Heath CE Primary School have been exploring ways to engage students and motivating them to succeed through a reward and recognition programme.

The recent pandemic has provided an opportunity to raise standards using technology and remote learning.

The strategies and programmes developed by the staff have proved so valuable over the past few weeks and will help shape the world of education in the future.

The Trust has led the way on home learning and student engagement thanks to the dedicated staff.

Craig Campbell from Sir John Talbot's School said: "At the Marches Academy Trust we promote an 'ethic of excellence' in every aspect of a child's growth.

"Through sharing our best practice we aim to transform the life chances of all children within our care."