Join The Federation
Who Can Join the Roots Federation?
To deliver quality education within budget constraints, schools need leaders who can make tough decisions. When this leadership is missing, we invite schools to join Roots.
We also invite schools to join us if you:
Don’t or won’t have enough funding to continue running
Are in special measures, or at risk of closure
Have lost a headteacher and cannot find a replacement
To find out whether joining Roots is right for you, get in touch
What Happens When You Join?
The nurseries in our federation all have aligned autonomy. This means they share fundamental leadership and structure, and have the freedom to adapt things to their communities.
When you join, you’ll take on our adept leadership team and their ambitious vision. We’ll conduct a thorough audit of your resources, consolidate your finances and make effective use of your practitioners’ time. We also share our curriculum, values, governance and safeguarding policies with you.
Throughout these changes, you’ll keep your setting’s identity and autonomy. You’ll have a lead teacher and a local governing board who make decisions about wrap-around care, uniform, extracurricular and how to meet your cohort’s needs.
Why Settings should join us...
We make tough resourcing decisions that keep your setting financial sustainable long into the future
Our leadership know how to deliver exceptional early years education on shoestring budgets
Get input, expertise and support from our diverse mix of staff, governors and leaders
Our curriculum is stimulating, teaches critical skills, and meets the government's EYFS framework
We’ll collaborate and share best practice with you, helping you make decisions that best serve your children
With higher job satisfaction and access to opportunities across the Roots, you’ll retain more top talent
How Joining Helps Your Practitioners
Staff get access to job opportunities across the Federation, so they can grow without having to move
As part of the Federation, you’ll have the time, money and expertise to help your staff develop
With a renewed, ambitious curriculum and stimulating learning environments, practitioners will enjoy their day-to-day much more
With better resourcing, quality training and plenty of CPD, staff will feel challenged, supported and fulfilled