The multi-academy trusts championing wellbeing

9th March 2023 | Blogs

MAT Excellence Awards 2023 - shortlist announced 

Thrive is delighted to be sponsoring the Wellbeing Trust of the Year award at the 2023 MAT Excellence Awards.

The Wellbeing Trust of the Year award celebrates the multi-academy trusts (MATs) going above and beyond to support the health and happiness of the pupils, staff and families in their communities.

Judged by a panel of experienced experts, each MAT will undergo a robust evaluation and the winners of each category will be announced on 29th June at a live ceremony in London.

Read on to learn more about the inspiring MATs shortlisted for this year’s Wellbeing Trust of the Year award – including two trusts using the Thrive Approach to support their pupils.


Wellbeing Trust of the Year - the shortlist

Excelsior Multi Academy Trust

Excelsior has a supportive working culture designed to enable employees to achieve their full potential. Two of the four schools in the Trust also use Thrive to support the wellbeing of their pupils.


Hampton Academies Trust

This Trust places pupil, staff and family wellbeing at the centre of its mission. Family support and outreach is a strong feature of their work.


Meridian Trust

The development of a whole-trust mental health and wellbeing policy has been integral to supporting pupils and staff across 29 schools, this includes embedding the Thrive Approach.


New Collaborative Learning Trust

NCLT has built wellbeing into its cultural DNA. As one of its four strategic priorities, student and staff wellbeing is enshrined as a key objective.


We are proud to be sponsoring a MAT Excellence Award

TEAM Education Trust

Nurturing student wellbeing, resilience and confidence through shared purpose, kindness and excellent learning is at the heart of everything the TEAM Education Trust does.


The Laurus Trust

The Laurus Trust aims to support staff to make positive choices for their own wellbeing and encourage a collegiate culture across all roles. They are committed to developing a long-term strategy for improving staff wellbeing.


The Park Academies Trust

The Park Academies Trust is committed to building an ethos of emotional awareness and understanding. This facilitates the growth of a community of nurtured, valued, and productive individuals.


Thrive for Multi-Academy Trusts

Thrive currently works with a number of multi-academy trusts across the UK and can be easily embedded into everyday practice.

The Thrive Approach is easy-to-use, allows you to track and monitor results, and provides clear evidence of development to external agencies through Thrive-Online. This enables the MATs we work with to improve behaviour, attendance, exclusions rates and learning readiness - avoiding costly interventions. Click here to find out more.


Over to you

If you're ready to take the mental health and wellbeing provision in your trust to the next level, click here to schedule Discovery Call with your regional expert.

Designed to fit in around your schedule, these free 30-minute conversations via Teams give you a chance to have your questions answered, decide if our service is a fit for your needs, and identify if your schools qualify for a £1,200 DfE grant.


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