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About Us

The Sigma Trust is a local partnership of academies in North East Essex. Sigma was formally established in September 2016 and has grown to become the largest multi-academy trust working solely within Essex. The Trust consists of eight secondary schools, one primary, two junior schools and an infant and nursery school and an Initial Teacher Training Scheme.

The Sigma Trust now consists of over 11,000 pupils, approximately 1600 staff and trains around 60 primary and secondary teachers each year. The size of the Trust allows extensive joint working to take place and provides huge opportunities for staff and students alike. We have been able to build a wide range of secondment opportunities linked to staff development and can ensure students have equal curriculum entitlement regardless of the size of school that they attend. The approach taken within The Sigma Trust is unique in this area. There is no lead school, the Trust is built around the belief that best practice becomes shared practice and that every school can become a giver and receiver of support.

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 school is left behind.

Why Work For Us

We believe we are stronger and more successful working together than we would be as separate institutions. The mission for each academy within The Sigma Trust is to ensure 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.

Regardless of what role you perform with the Trust, you will have a unique opportunity to really make a difference and help shape the lives and futures of our students.

We have clear career pathways making it easy for you to map out the next step in your development, whether that be within your current school or elsewhere within the Trust. Some of our benefits include:

  • CPD Opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Excellent Pension Scheme
  • Wellbeing Initiatives
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Discounted Gym Membership

Our Values

The Sigma Trust values the following attributes:

  • Integrity
    Be honest, transparent, trustworthy and true to your beliefs.
  • Aspiration
    Aim for your best and set high, realistic goals.
  • Passion
    Be positive and enthusiastic about what you are trying to achieve.
  • Resilience
    Never give up and strive to improve.
  • Accountability
    Take responsibility for your words, thoughts and actions.
  • Respect
    For yourself, your environment and other people.

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