What is Fulston Manor Academies Trust (FMAT)?
FMAT was formed by Fulston Manor School in 2013,
three years after the school became a single academy
in October 2010.
Fulston Manor itself has enjoyed for many years an excellent reputation, being heavily oversubscribed, attaining very high levels of academic achievement. An increasing involvement in school to school support and other collaborative ventures led to the school becoming a National Support School and then to the award of Teaching School status (lead within the Swale Teaching School Alliance). The commitment to partnership working made the creation of a multi academy trust a logical step, providing a further way in which school improvement could be achieved.
Although Fulston Manor has supported schools right across Kent, participated in the delivery of national conferences and been involved in forging strong international links, when developing the multi academy group the intention was always to work with local schools in order to provide sustainable improvement and enhanced provision for young people across Swale. The opportunity, therefore, to welcome South Avenue Junior and South Avenue Infant Schools into the trust fitted perfectly into this framework and will ensure a solid foundation across all three phases of compulsory education.