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Southend East Community Academy Trust

The Southend East Community Academy Trust (SECAT) was originally formed on 1st September 2016 now comprises of six schools:

Bournes Green Infant School and Bournes Green Junior School 
Thorpedene Primary School
Richmond Primary School and Nursery
Hinguar Primary School and Nursery
Shoeburyness High School

SECAT has its own Board of Trustees and each school has its own Academy Committee which is accountable to the Trust Board.

The SECAT mission
Building strong schools, building strong partnerships, building strong communities

The SECAT vision
We are a community of schools working in partnership, sharing resources and ideas to provide a rounded and inclusive education to our students who range from the age of 3 through to 18. We work towards enhancing the life chances and prosperity of our students and equipping them for adult life. Whilst keeping each school’s individual character, we encourage our staff to share best practices and knowledge to further benefit our students. We are passionate about educating and encouraging our students to become active, successful citizens and to have the confidence to meet any challenge they face.

The SECAT ethos and values
What we think is important to achieve our vision is:
• To encourage kindness, integrity, and a positive mindset
• To do our best every day
• Valuing the diversity and qualities of our students and staff
• Ensuring everyone feels appreciated and supported
• Recognising and celebrating behaviours that lead to progress

If you wish to find out more about the work of the Trust please contact:
Mr Ben Stickley, Chief Executive Officer, or Karen Dovaston, Chair of the Trust
By email:

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