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Welcome from Karen Burns

As the Chief Executive Officer of Victorious Academies Trust I would like to welcome you to our website and thank you for your interest in our Trust.

I am delighted to be in the role of Chief Executive of Victorious Academies Trust. Our Trust is passionately committed to providing the best outcomes for all our pupils. We value all qualities in the young people we serve and celebrate their diverse achievements, including those relating to personal development, extra-curricular activity and academic attainment.

I value the incredible work of all the staff who work for Victorious Academies and their unrelenting aspiration for our children proves inspirational and enabling, resulting in some amazing personal gains for our pupils. Professional development is at the heart of our Trust and all staff, whatever role they undertake, are encouraged to develop their expertise and abilities at all times.

We have a proven track record of promotion and progression of staff within the Trust and this is something of which I am particularly proud. We also ensure that all staff are trained in Safeguarding, Mental Health, Radicalisation Prevention, Female Genital Mutilation and Child Sex Exploitation. This ensures our pupils are kept safe at all times.

The academies in our Trust are all different. I embrace their individual characters and uniqueness. As Chief Executive I am keen to accept and encourage autonomy in the settings within the Trust with the obvious caveat that standards must be as high as possible as a result of their varying approaches. Collaboration across the schools is strong at all levels including opportunities for pupils, staff, leaders and governors.

Our Members and Trustees are highly committed to the success of the Trust. They are skilled individuals who challenge and support appropriately, always with the needs of our pupils uppermost in their minds.

I am incredibly proud of Victorious Academies Trust. We are a group of genuine, passionate and dedicated people who work harmoniously and professionally together securing fantastic results for our young people. I firmly believe that our practice provides the pathway to a bright future for all the children, families and staff within our Trust community.