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Annual reports and financial statements


You will find below our most recent Annual Reports and Financial Statements (one combined document for each financial year), as well as our Value for Money statements.(From 2014-15, the Value for Money Statement is included in the annual report and financial statement document). 


Genesis Academy Trust merged with the First Federation Trust on 1st June 2017. 

During the 2011-12 and 2012-13 academic years, the First Federation schools were part of two different Trusts: the Primary Academies Trust (PAT) and the Primary Academies Voluntary Aided Trust (PAVAT). All the First Federation schools became part of the PAVAT, which was renamed The First Federation Trust, with effect from 1st September 2014.

Memorandum of Association and Funding Agreements


You will find below our Articles of Association, our Certificate of Incorporation, the Master Funding Agreement for the Trust, and the individual Supplemental Funding Agreements for each of the Trust Schools:

First Federation Trust gender pay gap data

1. Your organisation’s 2017 to 2018 gender pay gap data

1. Difference in mean hourly rate of pay – mean



2. Difference in median hourly rate of pay – median



3. Difference in mean bonus pay – mean



4. Difference in median bonus pay – median



5. Percentage of employees who received bonus pay



6. Employees by pay quartile



Upper quartile



Upper middle quartile



Lower middle quartile



Lower quartile




2. Size of your organisation

Number of employees within your organisation:           250 to 499



The Trust has a wide variety of staffing roles including Teachers, Teaching assistants, administration, leadership, caretaking and catering. The Gender Pay statistics are comparing gender pay across all these roles and do not reflect equal pay between comparable positions.  Each position within the trust has an appropriate pay scale and staff with similar roles are all paid to same scale, regardless of gender. Staff are appointed to positions within the Trust according to relevant skills, expertise and their own personal merits; not gender.


The Gender Pay statistics have been worked out by using the average of the hourly rate of all male employees and the average of all female employees.  The difference is expressed as a percentage difference of the male hourly rate average. 


Nationally there are usually more male employees in senior positions which is one of the reasons that there is a difference.  Within the First Federation, there are more women in senior positions; 85% of employees in the top quartile are women.


The majority of the workforce are school based in teaching and support roles.  These roles are generally paid in the lower quartiles. Within the Trust the majority of these positions are held by women, which will be a major driver in the apparent differential in pay. The higher population of women in support roles is very often an outcome of people choosing to work around having and caring for children.  Men hold under 10% of the roles in the lower quartile; the directors have noted that there are very few applicants for these roles.


When considering these statistics, the Directors were pleased to note that we have equal pay for all similar post across the Trust with men and women on the same pay scales for the same positions.

Trade union (Facility Time Publication Requirements) Regulations 2017

No First Federation Trust employees were relevant union officials from 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018.