About the Trust

Transforming Futures Trust’s core aim is to create ‘positive futures for all’. We are building a culture of Trauma Informed Practice in all our schools which supports the wellbeing and development of all children and young people, Head teachers, School staff, parents/carers and stakeholders and the wider communities they are a part of.

Transforming Futures Trust works with children for whom main stream education is not right: young people with behavioural challenges; children with mental health concerns; students who find the traditional setting of a school intimidating.

As a Trust, our Trustees, senior executives and staff work closely together to achieve our aims. We are currently focused on strengthening the Trust, its provision, and the outcomes for its pupils. We are doing this through our Development and Improvement Strategy, which is summarised below.

Who we are who we serve

  • We are a small specialist Trust in the South West serving some 600 pupils through 500+ school places all with SEND, and 500+ staff, almost all pupil facing
  • We have 4 schools operating across 13 sites
  • In Plymouth we provide all the AP and Medical provision for the
    City, WRAP provision, and two schools serving SEMH pupils
  • In Devon we provide a secondary SEMH school and WRAP places
  • In Cornwall we provide WRAP places
  • Each of these educational communities faces its own needs and
    challenges. We aim to contribute at this ‘system’ level alongside
    our focus on our schools and pupils.

Our aim

We provide for children and young people with social, emotional and mental health needs. We also provide for children and young people with autistic spectrum conditions.

Many of our pupils have complex educational, social and behavioural needs. We serve them all through a personalised curriculum and a Trauma Informed Approach.

Our aim is to enable them to develop to their maximum potential educationally, emotionally and behaviourally to take their place as resilient young learners and adults.

We measure our strengths against the 5 Pillars of a Strong Trust.

High Quality and Inclusive Education – deliver high quality education across all academies.

School Improvement – work quickly to improve standards within all their schools

Strategic Governance – effective and robust governance that involves schools and exemplifies ethical standards.

Financial Management – effective financial management, to deliver the best educational experience for children.

Workforce – train, recruit, develop, deploy and retain great teachers and leaders, supporting staff development and wellbeing,  and deploying staff where they are needed most