Catch22 provides young people aged 4-18 with alternative and special education in order for them to progress and succeed in sustained education or employment. We do this through high quality teaching and learning based on effective relationships that enable the achievement of life skills and meaningful qualifications.
Catch22 was approved as an Academy Sponsor by the Department for Education (DfE) in February 2014 and became the sponsor of our first Academy, The Ashwood Academy in Hampshire, in September 2014.
The Catch22 Multi Academies Trust is the vehicle for our sponsorship of what will be an expanding number of academies focusing on learners who can benefit from small, supportive alternative and special education provision.
Academy sponsorship is about using partnerships to provide specific expertise and skills to enhance standards. Catch22, with our existing wide experience of alternative and special education provision, brings a focus on academic and behavioural improvement leading to re-integration back to mainstream provision up to Key Stage 3, infrastructure support, improvement to pastoral provision and greater focus on preparing young people for the world of work.
We look to increase access to one to one and mentoring opportunities through a mixture of off-site and extra curricular events in order to improve the self-esteem and self-confidence of learners. We also implement speech and language development programmes.
We offer a full national curriculum as well as a nurturing environment for primary and vocational subjects for older students. We have high aspirations for all learners, with an expectation that all secondary learners will work toward achieving at least five GCSEs.
Catch22 also brings a wealth of experience in delivering successful employability programmes for learners in our secondary provision. Our focus is on better preparing learners for the world of work by providing access to apprenticeship opportunities, a wider choice of career experiences and promoting the development of the right mindset for successful and sustained employment.
The Catch22 MAT Board is made up of experienced professional who make strategic decisions for the Trust. The Trustees have responsibility for the legal framework in which the Trust operates, including Articles, Funding Agreement, Academies Financial Handbook, Charities Commission and company law. Katherine Grant is Chair of the Trustees.
Further details of our Governance arrangements can be found in the Governance Plan and Scheme of Delegation:
- Read the Catch22 Multi Academies Trust 2019 Master Funding Agreement
- Read our Annual Report and Financial Statements for year ended 31 August 2020
- Read our Annual Report and Financial Statements for year ended 31 August 2019
- Read our Annual Report and Financial Statements for year ended 31 August 2018
- Read our Annual Report and Financial Statements for year ended 31 August 2016
Catch22 Multi Academies Trust Limited Company No. 08299181