In January 2010 the school became a Trust School and progressed to becoming an Academy Trust School in March 2011. Trust status is a an innovative approach that supports the educational provision in schools. Governors and staff of the school believe that by being a Trust School, students will gain considerable benefits from new learning opportunities and experiences. The Sale Grammar School Trust was formed in partnership with high profile national and international organisations who will work with the school to support its development.
Each partner organisation is represented by a Trustee who acts as a link in working with the school and who ensures that the educational vision and objects of the Trust are maintained.
The Trustees are the arts charity 'Lime', the University Hospital South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester Metropolitan University and Findel plc.
This is an on-going venture for the school and its partners and we know that it has already provided significant opportunities for all of the participating organisations. We are also certain that it will continue to develop and grow as more collaborations between the school and its Trustees emerge and flourish in the future.
Lime is an award-winning arts organisation that uses creative activity to impact on individual health, bringing culture and the arts into Greater Manchester's healthcare system via the work of a multi-disciplined group of professional artists. The school has a long standing link with Lime through its visual arts specialism and students have undertaken many valuable projects in the health sector.
University Hospital South Manchester (UHSM)
The UHSM is a major acute teaching hospital trust providing services for adults and children at Wythenshawe Hospital and Withington Community Hospital (the latter owned by Manchester PCT). The Trust is recognised as a centre of clinical excellence and provides district general hospital services and specialist tertiary services to the local community.
Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU)
Manchester Metropolitan University is the fifth most popular university in the country. MMU boasts a history of achievement to rival many more-established institutions. The University is an international leader in clothing design and technology and is one of the largest providers of science, engineering and technology education in the UK. 80% of MMU's trained health professionals including nurses, health visitors, health scientists and dental technicians go on to work in the health services in the North West. MMU is one of the largest creative communities in the UK, with over 8,000 students and staff involved in cultural production in the region. The school has strong links with MMU through initial teacher training and work in the arts.
Findel plc is a large multi channel retailer operating across the business-to-consumer and business-to-business marketplaces. The company trades across four divisions, Home Shopping, Home Entertainment, Education and Healthcare. The company has for 20 years provided a majority of UK schools with their educational supplies. The Education Division is one of Europe's leading educational suppliers. The company is also a major provider of products and services for the assistive technology and community equipment services areas of the healthcare industry.