Methodist Academies and Schools Trust

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The Methodist Academies and Schools Trust was created to enable the Methodist Church to discharge its duty as a provider of education. 

In all that it does, MAST will relate directly to the principles and foundation of the Methodist Church. 

MAST has been conferred with the capacity to sponsor academies that need to be supported to improve and can also act as an umbrella or Multi Academy Trust (MAT) where one or more schools would like to work directly with the Methodist Church.

List of MAST Schools with SIAMS reports 

Interactive map of Methodist Schools

Objectives of MAST:

  • Facilitate high quality education in Methodist and Joint Methodist Schools in England.
  • Promote 'Methodist' principles in education through spiritual development opportunities and worship, school ethos provision and Religious Education; Key Methodist Principles of Education can be summarised in Wesley's words:

    'Go not where you are needed, but where you are needed most'.

    'Do all the good that you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, at all the times you can, as long as ever you can, to all the people you can.'

    And by the guiding admissions and recruitment principles of providing 'Methodist' education to children of all faiths and none.
  • Facilitate effective governance, management and leadership of Methodist and Joint Methodist schools.

Membership of MAST

Revd David Deeks, Chair
Mr Alan Davies, Chair-Designate
Mrs Lesley Brookbanks, Headteacher (Christ Church CoE Primary School)
Dr Michael Day, former Director of the School of Education, Roehampton University
Mrs Barbara Easton, Director of Education, The Methodist Church
Mrs Julie-Ann Hewitt, Headteacher (The Acorn Trust)
Councillor David Kershaw CBE JP
Revd Paul Martin, Chair of District - Bolton & Rochdale
Mr Neville Norcross, former Headteacher, SIAMS leader for MAST
Mr Andrew Read, CEO of DEMAT
Mr John Weaving, Director of Finance, Methodist Independent Schools Trust

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