• Introducing: UKFast Dean Trust ManchesterThink smarter

  • Introducing: UKFast Dean Trust ManchesterThink smarter

  • Introducing: UKFast Dean Trust ManchesterThink smarter

An Introduction to UKFast Dean Trust Manchester

We know that schools shape the future – the future of our children and the future of our country. We know that schools aren’t always up to scratch. We also know that every child deserves a quality education and access to the skills that they need to thrive in the working world.

In an increasingly digital workplace, technology skills are essential across every area of work and home life.

The Dean Trust, together with UKFast, has submitted an application to open a new school, in which we pledge to combine traditional educational values with a curriculum blended with digital skills and access to hands-on, real-world technology.

Think smarter. Think UKFast Dean Trust Manchester.

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UKFast Dean Trust Manchester, a new high school focussed on digital literacy in Manchester, has been approved by the government.

The new school, which caters for 11-16 year olds, combines traditional education and values with digital literacy and the skills young people need to thrive in an increasingly technology-led workplace.

Improving Digital Literacy

Raise the quality of teaching and pupil outcomes around digital literacy to equip school leavers with the digital skills needed to thrive in an increasingly technology-focussed workplace.

Creating Opportunities

Ease recruitment pressures on employers in the city, to balance the gender gap in the technology sector and improve future workforce skills as a whole.

Developing Superstars

We aim to set the example for digital literacy in schools, tackling the much discussed ‘skills gap’ and ensuring that young people leave school with the skills they need to succeed.

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About UKFast

UKFast is committed to transforming digital education in Manchester to ensure that children leave school equipped with the skills to thrive in an increasingly digital world.

Manchester-based UKFast provides dedicated servers, cloud services and colocation to government, public sector and commercial organisations, with a wide-ranging product portfolio built in-house and hosted in the UK.
CEO Lawrence Jones’ focus on people has seen the business grow from a two-man back-bedroom venture to a £40 million business with a 300-strong team in just 17 years.

The business works with more than 57,000 pupils across Greater Manchester, delivering real-world technology skills and experience.

UKFast Core Values

Dynamic
Innovative
Professional
Passionate
Supportive

About the Dean Trust

By January 2017 The Dean Trust will comprise eight schools and academies in both the primary and secondary sectors.

Our aim is to ensure that all of our schools are at least ‘Good’ with an aspiration for all to be ‘Outstanding’. This is what our parents rightly expect.

The Dean Trust currently operates in three Local Authorities; Manchester, Trafford and Knowsley and this provides a rich cultural mix as well as an opportunity to learn from the best in each area.

All of our schools and academies are part of their local community and have a real sense of identity. We expect the highest possible standards and we always look to ‘level-up’ to our best school.

About Academies

Academies are publicly funded autonomous independent local schools. Academies benefit from greater freedoms to innovate and raise standards.

The increase in operational autonomy covers aspects such as teaching and learning, and the operation of school business such as delivery of contracted services.

The effectiveness of the federation leadership and management in embedding ambition and driving improvement is outstanding.

Ofsted 2010/11
Ashton on Mersey

Five consecutive ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted reports as well as further ‘Outstanding’ subject reports

Broadoak High School

Moved from being a school with low aspirations and poor results to ‘Good’ then ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted reports

Dean Trust Ardwick

A new £24m secondary school in Manchester by the Dean Trust and supported by UKFast

UKFast and The Dean Trust Collaboration

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