Aspirations Academies Trust invited parents and carers of students at Budmouth College, Weymouth, to meet with them on 6 February 2019 to hear about its plans for the College.

Aspirations will begin sponsorship of the college from 1 September 2019, following a decision to this effect by the Regional Schools Commissioner on 21 January 2019.

Over 250 parents and carers attended the event where the Trust’s Managing Directors, Steve and Paula Kenning, set out how the Trust operates with its existing 14 schools, how it will build on the College’s successes to date and how it will tackle the key challenges ahead.

The audience had extensive opportunity to raise their concerns as well as share their positive experiences about other Academies within the Trust.

In addition, members of the audience of parents and carers clearly indicated their support for the trust’s primary foci of building excellent behaviour and attitudes to learning across the college as well as ensuring that teaching and learning in every classroom meet its very high expectations.