Focus Trust has around ten primary academies, primarily based along the M62 corridor and Cheshire. The NASUWT, along with the other workforce unions, has negotiated a trade union recognition agreement with Focus-Trust for consultation and collective bargaining purposes. 

This provides the necessary structures for the NASUWT to meet with Focus Trust at a national level and on a regular basis in the Focus Trust Academies Joint Consultative and Negotiation Committee (JCNC).

The JCNC is where the trade unions meet with Focus Trust to negotiate on pay, conditions of service issues and on policies and procedures for teachers and other Focus Trust staff.

Focus Trust currently employs teachers according to the School Teachers' Pay and Conditions Document and Burgundy Book in all their academies.