From Our CEO

From Our CEO

Before I started to work in the education sector, I went to an awards event in Manchester. At the ceremony a lady was presented with an award for her significant achievements, and in her acceptance speech she praised the support of her further education college. She said the college had been the reason why her life was now on a different, positive trajectory.

It was just one moment on a night of celebration, but it was a moment that really struck a chord and dictated the direction that my own career went on.

Whether an individual is 16 or 66, our sector has the power to transform lives. With the support of the outstanding provision that we provide, our students are going on to some very impressive next steps in their careers and education. That is the biggest testament to all that we do and try to achieve.

What we hope, however, is that our work also plays a pivotal role in the success of the region. Through our escalator model, delivered in partnership with West Suffolk College, we work closely with primary and secondary schools. Partnerships with universities and employers strengthens the link between education and the workplace. We raise aspiration, deliver outstanding provision, and create opportunity.

In short, our work is not about words. It is about life chances.

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Nikos Savvas, CEO
Suffolk Academies Trust
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