Discovery Schools Academy Trust is a partnership between 14 schools across Leicestershire and Leicester City. The Trust is organised into clusters of schools who work together to develop teaching and learning, provide challenge and support for each other as well inter school learning opportunities. Schools share pooled learning and offer challenge to each other to ensure children are able to achieve their potential and have the very best learning opportunities.
Each cluster is led by a system leader who is a National Leader of Education. Each system leader visits each school on a regular basis depending on the needs of the school. They provide network Headteacher meetings and support schools in their self evaluation. A number of governors from each cluster attend pooled governance meetings where governors share ideas and challenge each other.
Children from across the trust take part in a range of inter school learning opportunities such as sporting competitions, enrichment and project days. All the schools within the trust use a virtual learning environment to share resources between teachers and create learning opportunities for children as well a chance for children to share their learning with others.
The trust encourages disciplined innovation within and between schools. Schools are encouraged to develop unique learning institutions where best practice and innovation can be shared.