Our Shared Principles
How we work in partnership with our schools:
We are a deep-rooted values-driven organisation and we are passionate about working with integrity and honesty, showing respect and kindness for everyone while ensuring we deliver the best education for our pupils. We understand that by creating environments with strong core values everyone thrives.
All of our schools have their own core values which are taught and lived. These are important to us as they feed into our values-rich wider trust family. We also recognise that each school’s core values are an important part of their individual identities.
An Exceptional Education for All
Central to our vision as a partnership of schools is our aim to run exceptional schools which deliver excellent outcomes for all learners. We are an organisation which is a beacon for strong inclusive practice. We share a common language around the curriculum and pedagogy. Our schools tailor their approach according to their context. We provide a framework of educational support centrally which helps our schools in their improvement journey. The staffing structure allows us to be flexible in the models of support which we can offer, and we can create new models of support that work for individual schools.
Identity and Individuality
We are passionate about working in partnership as a group of schools, working together to increase capacity and creativity for all. We recognise the collective benefits that this collaborative approach brings. We are also committed to each of our schools having autonomy in many aspects of their work and we are resolute that each school will retain its own identity and protect its history. Leaders in our schools are well-supported and we understand that their autonomy and accountability are vital factors in securing the strong performance of their schools.
Our People Matter
We ensure that our people are highly valued. We are committed to developing people at all levels. Whilst experience and qualifications can be important, our priority is recruiting people who want to make a difference, who share our values and vision, and who have the right attitude. We invest in the professional development of our people, offering opportunities across our schools. We value all of our people; our passion for inclusion is reflected not only across learners but across staff and we ensure that we support their well-being.
Collaborate with Purpose
Our strength comes from our alliance of primary, secondary and special schools and we look to learn from one another. Our schools are committed to collaboration both within our group of schools and outside, and where approaches are having an impact these are shared and applied to other contexts within the partnership. Our schools actively support one another and so all benefit from the partnership. Strong central systems provide high quality support for all schools.
Focus on Impact
We concentrate on the things that work rather than merely ticking boxes. We recognise that more often than not, keeping things simple and doing them consistently well makes the biggest difference. Our centralised support around business functions allows school leaders to focus on their core purpose - delivering an exceptional education.