Across the Trust, values drive our ethos, vision and mission. These values apply to developing our individuals, both pupils and staff, our strategic direction, and the underpinning culture of our organisation.
Aspiration, Respect, Courage, Integrity, Compassion, Resilience Aspiration
We work to make sure all our schools rapidly become at least ‘good’ by external judgement, and exemplary in a range of practices, including learning and teaching. We strive for impressive gains in pupil progress, strong attainment, and well-rounded, confident and learning-focused pupils, no matter their backgrounds or experiences. We aim to be outstanding in all we do.
We value each individual in our Trust and the qualities they bring. We develop our people so they can be exemplary in the roles they perform. We have respect for the autonomy of effective teams, their capacity to grow, and our ability to work together to sustain success.
We are brave. We encourage our people, both pupils and staff, to try new approaches, to experiment and innovate, to learn through processes and discovery. This bravery is underpinned by strong systems and processes that enable us, at the same time, to do the right things and do things right.
Our Trust is built on collaborative autonomy, the belief that we develop agency and control over our own direction through working with others. This is a model which allows for individual and team autonomy, secured through success and shared practices. This isn’t just talk: it is our moral compass. To build effective collaboration and school autonomy in setting strategic direction, we are honest about our successes and challenges, and act with probity to improve our schools. Our integrity will allow us to develop the Trust into self-sustaining clusters that grow as part of a wider family of schools
The Trust cares for all its people. This is shown in its commitment to professional learning for its staff, and most importantly the emphasis placed on securing the best futures for every individual pupil in our school. We are determined to narrow the achievement gaps between all our pupils so that, no matter their starting points, all can have successful futures.
The Trust believes in ‘stickability’ and determination, a mindset focused on overcoming barriers and avoiding excuses. Effective learning, for pupils and for staff, often involves overcoming obstacles and sometimes failure, and developing the skills that enable lifelong learning and the right habits of mind and body. We develop the range of skills, abilities, talents and interests of the pupils in our schools through our taught curriculum and extracurricular activity so that all can succeed and thrive.