Welcome to The Tilian Partnership


Welcome to The Tilian Partnership, a high-performing primary Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) based in Suffolk. Our vision and values are centred around three key themes:

At Tilian, we believe in empowering our schools to remain in control of their curriculum, finances, and major decisions, always putting the best interests of our pupils first. Unlike many MATs, we actively involve our local governance Chairs and Headteachers in MAT decisions to ensure that we provide the services that schools truly need.

We are committed to providing all schools with high-quality School Improvement support. Our dedicated team works collaboratively with schools and external practitioners to help Headteachers develop their schools, ensuring continuous growth and success.

Recognising the crucial role of Headteachers in the success of a school, we prioritise their well-being. We offer support services such as confidential, half-termly coaching sessions with an independent and trained coach, as well as the creation of a new role focused on providing ongoing support for heads in a completely confidential manner.

Andrew leads our team with a clear vision and unwavering dedication to excellence in education.

Prospective schools, we invite you to join The Tilian Partnership and be a part of a community that values autonomy, integrity, and partnership in providing exceptional education for all.

We look forward to welcoming you to our network of schools committed to excellence and pupil success.

Andrew Berry, Tilian CEO.

Andrew has been a teacher for over 30 years with the last 23 being as a headteacher, Executive Head and CEO. 

Andrew has significant experience of school improvement and works as a National Leader of Education supporting headteachers in a range of schools across Norfolk and Suffolk. Andrew is passionate about education and volunteers as a Member of a large MAT, BHET, in Norfolk. 

Andrew is Chair of the Suffolk Education Partnership, whose focus is to bring education providers within Suffolk together to work together to improve education for all students. Andrew is also an academy representative on the Suffolk Schools Forum and a founding member of CEON (the MAT CEO Network for Norfolk and Suffolk). 

Pupils receive great education