School to School Training & Support

Great Schools Trust is privileged to have helped many schools, academies and MATs by sharing our expertise in educational technology (EdTech) and behaviour management culture and practices.

BH & EdTech 2As EdTech demonstrators to date, we have worked on a one-to-one basis with approximately 200 schools, and  supported thousands of teachers through our high-profile EdTech webinar series, in conjunction with some of the UK's leading experts on education including Doug Lemov, Tom Sherrington, Mary Myatt and David Didau, and have presented at a series of national and international conferences including The Bett Show.

In 2022, the Trust was awarded Lead MAT status for the DfE's Behaviour Hubs initiative and our academy, King's Warrington, was awarded Lead School status.  We are now helping schools across the North West, sharing our expertise and tools to help them develop outstanding behaviour practices.



Edtech Demonstrator Programme

GST remains at the forefront of EdTech. As an inclusive academy trust, GST supported and financed the rollout of its EdTech and ICT infrastructure systems across all of its academies, ensuring every student had a device in school or whilst at home during lockdown to participate in their lessons and learning fully.

King’s Warrington’s attendance during lockdown did not fall below 99% of its entire cohort due to the EdTech infrastructure it set up by 1st March 2020, some 3 weeks prior to national lockdown, with every single lesson delivered live on zoom. 
In the last 2 years, the trust and its team of EdTech ambassadors have supported over 80 primary and secondary schools in the region. During lockdown, the Trust also worked in partnership with three leading universities and providers of initial teacher training (ITT) to fully support their trainee 1st and 2nd placements, creating what is believed to the fi rst fully virtual ITT school. Trainees across 6 subject areas observed, co-taught and independently taught live lessons all via the zoom platform and the hybrid flexible model operated across the trust’s fi ve academies. This strategy made
the national media on several occasions.
The DfE EdTech Programme has now ended, however GST offers help and support to schools, academies and MATs that wish to improve their EdTech and ICT infrastructure and delivery model. For more information or to talk to one of the EdTech Team please email Mike Chiles, our EdTech Lead and Assistant Principal at King’s Warrington, at

Behaviour Hubs

Great Schools Trust has recently become a MAT hub for the Department for Education’s (DfE) Behaviour Hubs Programme with King’s Leadership Academy Warrington being awarded lead school status. 

But what is the Behaviour Hubs programme and what does it mean to be a MAT hub or lead school?

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The Behaviour Hubs Programme enables exemplary schools and multi-academy trusts (MATs) to work closely with other schools and MATs that want and need to turnaround their behaviour management culture and practices.  As a lead school, King’s Leadership Academy Warrington will share good practice and equip heads and senior leaders with the tools to improve their schools.

As one of 50 lead secondary schools across the country, King’s Warrington will provide tailored advice, training and support to senior management teams from other schools to help them bring about lasting change and raise overall behaviour standards over the next three years.

As a lead school for the northwest region, Katie Sharp, head of King’s Warrington and members of King’s staff, will help other schools identify areas where new approaches and policies can be applied to improve pupil behaviour and facilitate visits to Warrington to see first-hand the effective behaviour practices used within the academy.

The fully-funded Behaviour Hubs Programme is open to schools, academies and MATs across England that wish to implement a sustainable behaviour culture and it is quick and easy to apply on the Behaviour Hubs website.

For more information about the Behaviour Hubs programme please contact or visit the Behaviour Hubs website.