We are working with senior leaders and governors at schools across Tameside through the process of joining the Trust.  Some discussions are at an early stage and other schools have applications submitted now to the Regional Schools Commissioners office and we are awaiting the outcome.  We are delighted that schools can see the value and opportunities of joining us to help widen the number of academies who can collaborate for the benefit of our pupils and local communities.  We look forward to telling you more about these schools over the coming months.