I’m Andrew Cooper and I am the Chief Executive Officer of South East Essex Academy Trust. I am incredibly proud to lead a team of passionate, dedicated and talented staff and I feel privileged to be playing a big part in the future success of children across South East Essex from the age of 2 to 18.
What's great about our family of seven schools is that we can be with a child every step of the way, from teaching them to tie their shoe laces right through to congratulating them on their GCSE and A level results and discussing their future plans. That puts us in a unique position; it’s also a tremendous responsibility. I hope you will share my excitement and optimism about what we can achieve by working together and helping each child to reach their full potential.
Without doubt, the children are at the heart of everything we do. We will make the most of our unique family of schools to give every child the best possible opportunity to flourish and develop into a decent, disciplined, well-educated and employable young person. We also want to make a real and lasting difference to the communities within which we work. That’s why our mission is to raise and sustain educational standards in our schools through high aspirations for all.
We are a friendly, collaborative family of schools and we believe that all the schools in the family have become significantly stronger since working together as part of SEEAT.
We are looking to grow in a measured way over the next few years. If you are interested in joining us, we would be happy to talk to school leaders and governors about your options and to share how we believe the South East Essex Academies Trust could make a positive difference to the pupils, staff and families in your school.
It's good to talk, so whether you would like to exchange an email, talk on the telephone or arrange a visit, we would love to hear from you.
Please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org or contact my PA Leanne on 07745 523469 if you'd like to chat.