Why join us

Academies and multi academy trusts are now central to the educational landscape, and it is estimated that around 35% of all state funded schools are academies. At The Samara Trust, we have a strong board of trustees and members who have wide ranging educational and business experience, which provides strategic direction for our Trust and schools.

Whether you are a school thinking of joining us, or potentially a new trustee or member, there are many opportunities to help us to achieve our vision of enriching lives.

Join us- schools

The challenges for primary schools are many and varied. As part of The Samara Trust, we aim to meet those challenges through our support for our schools. With our experienced board of trustees, our dedicated local governing committees and our small but skilled central team, we provide support and services to enable our schools to get on with what they do best – teaching and learning

Join us- trustees

The purpose of our trustees is to enable communities to better lead their own schools, utilising their expertise and experience to contribute to strong outcomes for children. The Samara Trust board meets several times each year, as part of full board meetings, sub committees or for working parties for specific projects. By becoming a trustee, you will have the opportunity to make a material difference to the ethos and performance of schools, positively impacting on the lives of young people.