Innovate MAT

Every School a Great School


About iMAT

Innovate Multi Academy Trust (iMAT) is made up of six primary academies in rural locations outside of Daventry.

Our mission is to establish great primary academies that are centres for innovation and excellence for leadership and teaching, where pupils are safe and engaged in their learning.

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Pink books and blue books: Are we widening the reading gap between boys and girls?

Have we divided our children into blue books and pink books? Surely, girls should be reading stories about boys and vice versa. Boys should be able to pick up a book that will challenge them emotionally, show empathy for the characters and be able to relate it to their lives. What effect does a division of fiction for girls and fiction for boys have on boys’ ability to read, on their ability to choose quality books, and on our ability as schools to close the reading gap?

Our CEO, Antony Witheyman, has written for Pearson about the gap between reading for pleasure between boys and girls. You can read his post here.

Innovate Multi Academy Trust is a primary-only academy trust for Northamptonshire schools. iMAT is a growing charitable organisation currently supporting 6 primary academies.
Registered Office Address: Innovate Multi Academy Trust, Weedon Bec Primary School, West Street, Northampton, NN7 4 QUCompany number: 09071405 Place of Registration: England and Wales Status: Company Limited by Guarantee