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Tor Bridge High joins the Ted Wragg Trust

Tor Bridge High in Plymouth has officially joined our family of schools this week (1st July.)

The Estover school has been working with our trust for some time and their governing body voted unanimously to become part of the Ted Wragg Trust.

The governors and school leadership team at Tor Bridge High believe that joining the Trust will bring numerous benefits and opportunities for staff and students.

Collaboration opportunities have already begun. Staff at Tor Bridge High have connected with colleagues in other schools across the Trust through various networks, sharing best practice and strengthening their collective commitment to educational excellence.

On their first day as part of the Trust, a team of students from Tor Bridge High participated in the Trust’s Innovation Competition at the Future Skills Centre in Exeter. They joined 15 other teams from across other Trust schools to share their ideas on decarbonization and achieving net zero.

The Ted Wragg Trust is an ambitious and inclusive trust of schools which aims to strengthen communities through excellent education.  Since being established in 2013, they have now grown to 17 schools located in Plymouth, Exeter, Crediton and East Devon.

Their CEO, Moira Marder, was recently awarded an OBE for her outstanding services to education.  She has been the CEO of the Ted Wragg Trust since it was established out of a desire to find local solutions for Devon schools rather than relying on a national trust from further afield. A passionate advocate for disadvantaged students, Moira was instrumental in the Trust's expansion into Plymouth in 2020 to support schools in some of the most deprived areas. One such school, All Saints Academy Plymouth, achieved a 'Good' rating from Ofsted for the first time ever in its history last year.

Tracy Stephenson, Headteacher at Tor Bridge High said:

We have already developed a positive relationship with the Ted Wragg Trust and I am delighted that Tor Bridge High has now officially joined as part of our Trust.  I absolutely think this is the right decision for our school community; the support the trust has already provided us has been of huge value to our staff and students.  I am excited to see the other benefits I know being part of our Trust will bring to Tor Bridge.”

Moira Marder, CEO of the Ted Wragg Trust said:

“A big welcome to all the students, staff, parents, and carers at Tor Bridge High from everyone at the Ted Wragg Trust.  We are all so pleased that you have chosen to join our family of schools across Devon - we already have a strong presence in Plymouth and know the needs of families in the city well.  I am looking forward to getting to know you all better and maximising the benefits of working together.”