Welcome from the Chair of the Orchard Community Trust Board of Trustees
Welcome to Orchard Community Trust, of which I am proud to be chair. As the pupil who won the prize to name our Trust said, an orchard is where trees grow and in our family of primary and special schools, children grow. Our schools and our children and young people are fruitful in their different ways. My colleagues on the Trust Board share my passion to give the best start in life to the children and young people in our care, in all aspects of their development. Many of them, their families and communities face big challenges in today’s world, but we believe that we can improve young lives through working together as schools and with our links with the city of Stoke-on-Trent, the diocese of Lichfield and our wider communities. Through our nurturing ethos and high standards of teaching and learning, we can help to prepare our children and young people well for their future lives.
—Andrew Smith, Chair of the Orchard Community Board of Trustees