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Welcome to

Odyssey Collaborative Trust

CEO's Welcome


Welcome to The Odyssey Collaborative Trust’s website.  I am delighted to present information summarising the achievements of the Trust, and highlight the key developments currently taking place within Odyssey.


The vision of the Trust is to deliver an outstanding quality of education and care for the pupils in its schools, and secure the best possible outcomes and learning experiences for them. The focus of the Trust’s work is always on making improvements for the children who attend our schools, and this underpins every decision made by the Trust.


The Trust was formed in the City of Derby in November 2018, with six primary schools converting to become academies in March and April 2019. The ethos of the Trust is well described in its name, as it adopts a collaborative approach to improving Trust schools, whilst giving a high level of autonomy to its individual members. This ethos was the key driver that led the founding schools to come together and decide that this was the best way to achieve success for their communities, and children and staff are already benefiting from being part of The Odyssey Collaborative Trust.


The Trust continues to work closely with the Local Authority and other strategic partners, as it meets the challenges that are faced with the rapidly changing educational landscape. The purpose of the website is to share information and give readers an overview of what it means to be part of The Odyssey Collaborative Trust. 


David Blackwell - Interim Chief Executive Officer

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