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Welcome to the Forest Family.

On behalf of our Governors, staff and families, it gives me great pleasure to offer you a very warm welcome to the Forest Family.  We consist of Needwood Church of England Primary School and All Saints Church of England Primary School as part of the John Taylor Multi Academy Trust. Both schools are beautiful, small, rural village schools at the heart of their communities, where we are dedicated to maintaining a strong family atmosphere and culture of success, within the Christian ethos.

We are very proud of our family of schools borne out of collaborative working. We believe that all children deserve to experience the excitement and wonder of childhood, and we want all children develop a love of learning and sense of pride in their achievements.  We aim to make learning rich, diverse, creative and fun!  Each person within the school family and their contribution to school life are held in high regard.  It is with this in mind that we have high expectations for academic standards, but also individual personal, social and moral achievement.  We understand the importance of mental health and have achieved the Well Being Award for Schools (WAS).  https://www.awardplace.co.uk/award/was

I am honoured to be the Executive Headteacher of such a warm, friendly and successful family of schools and hope that you enjoy exploring our website to discover more about the wonderful children, excellent team, exciting work and children’s achievements.

Kind Regards,

Mr Matthew Baxter
Executive Headteacher

Please click on the following links to see our virtual tours and we hope that you enjoy exploring our site and learning about our wonderful schools.  

All Saints: https://www.amg-it.co.uk/forestfederation/All_Saints_Virtual_Tour.mp4

Needwood: https://www.amg-it.co.uk/forestfederation/Needwood_Virtual_Tour.mp4 

If you would like to get in touch with John Taylor Multi-Academy Trust you can use the following link https://jtmat.co.uk/ or use the following contact details -

John Taylor Multi Academy Trust
C/O John Taylor Free School
Branston Road
Tatenhill
Staffordshire
DE13 9SA

E: office@jtmat.co.uk