Schools within our trust:

Engage Academy

Reach Academy

Ethos College

Ethos Academy Trust

Knowles Hill Road, Dewsbury Moor,
Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, WF13 4QS

Central Team

I am delighted to welcome you to the Ethos Academy Trust website.

Ethos Academy Trust was formed in September 2018 as a result of longstanding effective partnerships between three settings in Kirklees. The three founding schools have a strong track record of providing high-quality education and support to children and schools across Key Stages 1 to 4. We seek to explore, nurture and develop the qualities that make our pupils unique through the provision of the highest quality education and support to all young people.

Our aim is that the Academies, supported by the Trust, will provide an environment which is welcoming, nurturing, calm, safe and purposeful and which will stretch our young people academically, support them pastorally and help them develop socially and emotionally. Ethos Academy Trust Board’s vision is to develop a high performing Multi Academy Trust that delivers the very best educational experiences for pupils from across the primary and secondary age range. The Board has a clear focus on raising standards, encouraging innovation and strengthening the ethos, vision and values of the Trust to ensure that we have a positive impact on all our young people. The Board provides effective support and challenge to ensure that we build on our track record of excellence by developing strategic partnerships to improve quality, share best practice and operate effectively and efficiently.

I hope that you find the information within our website useful and informative. If you would like to know more about Ethos Academy Trust, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Jayne Foster
Chief Executive Officer

Central Team

NameTitle
Jayne Foster, BEd (Hons), MEd, NPQHChief Executive Officer (CEO)
Tracy JacksonChief Finance Officer
Joanne GoddardDeputy Finance Officer

Executive Team

NameTitle
Jayne Foster, BEd (Hons), MEd, NPQHChief Executive Officer (CEO) / Accounting Officer,
Tracy JacksonChief Finance Officer
Martin RidgeHead Teacher - Reach Academy
Alison WardHead Teacher – Engage Academy
Rebecca SmithActing Head Teacher – Ethos College
NameRelevant Business & Pecuniary InterestNameRelationshipOrganisation
Jayne FosterClose family contacts with other Directors/Governors or Trust EmployeesMartin RidgeSpouseHead at Reach Academy
Material business interests arising from close family relationshipsNone
Trustee/Governor at other educational institutions & charitiesNone
Tracy JacksonClose family contacts with other Directors/Governors or Trust EmployeesNone
Material business interests arising from close family relationshipsNoneSelfDirector of Tracy Jackson Consultancy
Trustee/Governor at other educational institutions & charitiesNone
Joanne GoddardClose family contacts with other Directors/Governors or Trust EmployeesNone
Material business interests arising from close family relationshipsNone
Trustee/Governor at other educational institutions & charitiesNone
Martin RidgeClose family contacts with other Directors/Governors or Trust EmployeesJayne FosterSpouseCEO Ethos Academy Trust
Material business interests arising from close family relationshipsNone
Trustee/Governor at other educational institutions & charitiesNone
Rebecca SmithClose family contacts with other Directors/Governors or Trust EmployeesLindsey EllisSisterTeacher at Ethos College
Material business interests arising from close family relationships1. Adam Smith 2. Dean Ellis1. Spouse 2. Brother1. Freelance BTEC Advisor 2. Owner of D & K Décor Removals
Trustee/Governor at other educational institutions & charitiesNone
Alison WardClose family contacts with other Directors/Governors or Trust EmployeesNone
Material business interests arising from close family relationshipsNone
Trustee/Governor at other educational institutions & charitiesNone