Our Vision and Values
We want to transform education for the better, raising aspirations in our diverse communities, increasing knowledge and developing the skills our children and young people need to make their lives rewarding and successful. Our schools will be the first choice for parents because we provide a safe, nurturing environment, excellent academic standards, a rich curriculum, first class support and a wealth of opportunities to learn and grow.
We believe education is all about people. Our success is measured in how we help our children and young people achieve. We can only achieve this success by employing talented, committed staff and working in partnership with parents. In doing so, we will benefit our communities. We have a distinctive way of interpreting this belief. We summarise it as:
“Valuing People, Supporting Personal Best”
This means we seek for every one of our students and members of staff, to enjoy coming to our schools and for all of us to try our very best in everything we do. We help everybody gain the knowledge, skills and habits that can lead to a happy and successful life, both now and in the future. We believe that helping people feel valued increased the chances of them achieving their personal best, which is the highest standard we can expect anybody to achieve.
Our guiding principles
Our guiding principles determine how we prioritise our activities, what we value and how we will conduct ourselves. In short, they describe what type of organisation we are.
|Everyone can achieve||Everybody is capable of achieving success, given the right direction, support and commitment. Our job is to create these conditions|
|Quality is our driving force||We will be ambitious and keep seeking ways of getting better, to give our pupils the best chance of success. We will make all decisions in the best interests of pupils|
|Teams drive success||We believe people achieve more when they work well together. We will help everybody feel they are a valued member of our team|
|People thrive in positive communities||We think our pupils and staff will thrive where their many successes are celebrated, including their commitment and effort. We celebrate our diversity but are united by our values|
Our overarching goal is:
To help more pupils, particularly the disadvantaged, achieve highly. Achievement includes academic success and developing the personal qualities to lead happy, healthy and successful lives.
We will achieve this by focusing on 5 goals:
1. Overcome disadvantage and help all pupils achieve outstanding outcomes
2. Deliver an outstanding curriculum and pedagogy
3. Recruit and retain an outstanding workforce
4. Provide outstanding leadership, management and infrastructure
5. Build positive communities
More details of the trust’s strategy are available on the links below.