Improving the talent and potential of all our young people

Institute of Education


The CAT Institute of Education is the centre for professional development, school improvement and teacher training for the Community Academies Trust.

The IoE serves almost 1300 colleagues across eighteen secondary and primary schools, and we are deeply committed to school improvement and the very best people development and enrichment.

Our goal is for every colleague in every school to be the best possible version of themselves they can be. The IoE facilitates and integrates evidence informed practice, knowledge and expertise across networks, subject communities, and groups of schools.

This is born from a spirit of likemindedness, of collaboration and of mandating excellence.

We empower colleagues and place the needs of our people and the communities we serve at the front and centre of all we do. We believe we are better together and value collaboration within and beyond our Trust.

We use our influence and resources to build and sustain growth that provides the very best in initial teacher training, early career induction, professional learning, mentoring, coaching, leadership development and access to expert and professional network groups.

It’s been long acknowledged that teachers and professionals working in and with schools have the power to transform lives.  The most important thing we can do to is to provide the opportunity for all colleagues in our trust, and beyond, to flourish.

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