The Southfield Grange Trust is incorporated as a Multi Academy Trust which oversees the running of two schools, Southfield School and Grange Technology College, both of whom are co-located at the Southfield Grange Campus in Little Horton, Bradford.
Southfield School is a ‘generic' special school with around 220 students and 150 staff. Grange Technology College is a large secondary mainstream school with around 1800 students and 300 staff. The two schools are co-located at the Campus since 2011, when it opened as part of Bradford’s Phase 2 Building Schools for the Future project. The Southfield Grange Trust was incorporated in the summer of 2013 and is led by Chief Executive, Dominic Wall who supports the two schools in their work: delivering special, mainstream and often integrated education to our community in a unique setting.
Both schools have their own discrete governing bodies, along with separate leadership structures headed by Headteachers Dominic Wall (Southfield) and Alison Mander (Grange). The role of Chair of Governors in Southfield is Liz Robinson. Grange is currently overseen by an Academy Improvement Board as it works towards the removal of special measures with Ofsted. The Chair of Trustees is Peter Thompson.
The Trust employs a Campus Business Team, managed by Ruth Bowditch to fulfil business operations across the two schools including finance, facilities, human resources, information technology, administration, data, examinations, events, communication and marketing.
Our aim is to have two excellent schools, each enabling students, whatever their starting point or individual needs, to make the greatest possible strides in their learning, experiences and development of social skills. This is done by adopting a relentless focus on teaching, providing opportunities that stretch and challenge and in the operation of a ‘gradient of inclusion’ within a model community, recognising that all have equal value, regardless of needs or future paths.