‘High Educational Aspiration Realises Talent’
The Trust is committed to improving the life-chances of children and young people through excellence in education, encouraging pupils to challenge themselves and hold high aspirations in their academic learning, personal and social development. Our aim is to achieve our Vision through adherence to, and the practical implementation of, our Key Values. We encourage pupils within our family of Academies to challenge self and externally imposed restrictions, hold high aspirations for their futures and develop a thirst for learning. We understand that the way to achieve this is through ensuring consistently high standards of teaching and broad opportunities for learning via a rich and relevant curriculum. Our Academies will ensure that our pupils are well prepared to make the most of future opportunities as citizens within an ever changing world.
The purpose of the Trust is to support its Academies by building upon their strengths so that they can work together to achieve rapid educational transformation. We strive for each of our Academies to become a centre of excellence and believe that they can achieve this through collaboration in closely linked small groups within the Trust’s structure to share support, resources and talents. We believe that it is essential these small hubs are led and mentored by successful professional leaders in education who are grounded in the day-to-day reality of effective school improvement. These Leaders constitute part of the Trust’s executive function that exists to regulate the performance of our Academies and our standards of teaching and curriculum.
Our vision is for every pupil to leave our Academies having identified and developed their knowledge, a range of skills and talents and a sense of their own uniqueness. We believe that by the end of their time at a Trust Academy, each one of our pupils should be confident in themselves and know that through hard work, dedication and perseverance, they are capable of achieving anything they aspire to.
Working in education, we have the ability to profoundly change children’s lives. With such high stakes, our Academies must always be prepared to provide our pupils with the same standards that each member of staff would want for their own children.
The time children spend in education is finite. We have a responsibility to ensure that every moment a child spends in one of our Academies is spent productively. Once wasted, a pupil’s time is irretrievable.
Every member of staff in our Academies has a personal responsibility to be positive and supportive of each other. This leads to high expectation and a culture where excuses are not tolerated. Everyone is accountable. Everyone must take responsibility.
As conveyed by the Trust’s motto, “High Educational Aspiration Realises Talent”, every person within our Academies, whether staff or pupil, should consistently aim for excellence in their individual roles.
Staff must be prepared to go the extra mile to provide the best possible education for our Academies’ pupils. The interests of children are always placed ahead of those of staff.
Innovation and Development
We believe that children’s learning will be enhanced when leaders and staff evaluate their own performance and are committed to the professional development of themselves and others. This will include Academies keeping abreast of educational research into effective teaching and learning, and continually improving the educational experience of their pupils.