Guided by its values of Collaboration, Opportunity, Respect and Excellence, CORE Education Trust was established in March 2015 and sponsors Nansen Primary School and Rockwood Academy in Alum Rock, Birmingham. The Trust prides itself on its innovative and pioneering partnerships with high profile external organisations in the arts, culture and sports industries. The Trust, also based in Alum Rock, is led by CEO Adrian Packer, with Bob Wiggins as chair of the board of directors.
Thirty head teachers from Lithuania visited a Birmingham school to learn how to provide pupils with a top education, in an event organised by the British Council. The visit to Rockwood Academy in Alum Rock was part of a Government drive to build relationships with Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. During their six-day stay in the UK, the head teachers visited five schools and learned about how the British education system works.