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We cultivate positive partnerships with a diverse range of partner organisations. These provide support, new perspectives and fantastic opportunities across our schools.

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At Connect, our collaborative spirit is something that defines us. That doesn’t just mean our schools, staff and students working together. We also link up with a selection of specialists outside our Trust – welcoming support and expertise from an array of sources.

Education is about exchanging ideas and finding inspiration from far and wide. So, we’re proud to reach out to groups, both local and national, that can expand and reinforce our children’s education. That includes leading field experts who can bring learning to life with engaging first-hand experiences. Plus, we tap into services that provide extra support to those pupils that needs it.

As an outward-looking trust, we always seek innovative ways to grow and improve, and our partnerships add a valuable dimension to what we offer.

"We are delighted that we will be taking ecology, conservation and research skills straight into classrooms and using it to teach literacy and maths as well as science. This is a UK first for us and we’re hopeful that other schools will want to join the project once they hear about it."

Nicola Bridge

Head of Conservation Education and Communications, oCT

"We are delighted to have been approached by the Connect Academy Trust to work with them. Getting a cross-curricular Ocean themed learning programme into Plymouth schools will be a huge step in the right direction – not just for Ocean conservation, but for the blue economy too."

Stu Higgs

Programme Manager, OCT

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