The Wellspring Academy Trust, which operates 28 schools across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire including Elements Primary in Middleton, and Springwell Leeds (which includes a setting in Belle Isle), has received the top award at the prestigious National Schools Awards in London. At an event held at the House of Lords, the Trust was named “MAT (Multi Academy Trust) of the Year.”
Mark Wilson, Wellspring’s Chief Executive Officer said:
“We really believe that this award belongs to the whole of the education sector. Everybody in every school setting and college has performed brilliantly to support families and ensure continuity of education throughout these difficult times. I am delighted that Wellspring has been recognised for its work. Any things that we do that have been recognised by the judges as good practice in the sector are things that we can share with others to aid them.”
Hearl Lenton, Chairman of the Wellspring Board said:
“I could not be more delighted. I have the privilege of seeing at close quarters the sheer hard work and dedication behind the scenes that goes into ensuring good schools for children and young people. Our aim is to Make A Difference every day. This award recognises the progress we are making in that important endeavour.”
Wellspring is a not for profit organisation that operates twenty-eight schools in total throughout the North and East of England.
This post is based on a press release issued by Wellspring Academy Trust
Photo: (L-R) George Krawiec (Chair of governors at Beacon Academy, Jason Thurley (Head at Beacon Academy), Mark Wood (Chief Finance Officer at Wellspring Academy Trust). Hearl Lenton (Chair of the Wellspring board), Karen Frogatt (Clerk to the trust board)