The Sigma Trust
Essex, United Kingdom
About The Sigma Trust
The Sigma Trust is a local partnership of twelve academies in North East Essex, formally established in September 2016. The Trust currently consists of eight secondary schools, one primary, two junior schools and an infant and nursery school.
All schools are geographically close enough to provide the necessary support and challenge to take all academies to the next level. We have a set of shared values and a common mission and vision that aims to ensure that no child is left behind. No academy is seen as the “lead” school and we believe that every school should be a giver as well as a receiver of support. All academies within the trust retain their cultural autonomy but we work together to ensure that best practice becomes shared practice. The Greek letter Sigma (Σ) is used in Maths and IT to denote "the sum of" hence its adoption as our name.
The overall ethos of The Sigma Trust is achievement for all ensuring that no child is left behind. Education should foster in its learners a curiosity to discover who they are and what they are capable of, together with developing the resilience for them to test the boundaries of their abilities, and build the skills necessary to face the future with confidence.