Each school in the trust is encouraged to have its own ethos and, where relevant, religious character but to work collectively as one trust to achieve our shared common purpose, vision and strategic aims. Our shared values are the behaviours that will help us to do this.
Our common purpose as a trust is to nurture, educate, achieve and transform. We recognise that we have a range of stakeholders to whom we are responsible:
- We believe our first responsibility is to our children, young people and their families to prepare our learners for the changing world by recognising and nurturing their uniqueness and providing the right environment to grow their potential, instil a love of learning, enable them to achieve and realise their dreams. Through our work with young people and their families we will develop learners who are resilient, aspirational, respectful, resourceful, creative and effective communicators.
- We recognise our responsibilities to our employees and volunteers. We will value their diversity and recognise their achievements. We will provide a safe and stimulating environment where staff are well led and managed, empowered to be innovative and have opportunities to develop professionally.
- We are responsible to the communities in which we work and recognise the need to adapt our approach to be locally relevant. We will ensure that our schools are safe and welcoming and that our classrooms and learning spaces are inspiring and stimulating and provide the best educational environments to meet the needs of our learners. Our schools will be an integral part of their local community and we will strive to nurture effective partnerships within each community.
- We are accountable to the Regional Schools Commissioner and the Education and Skills Funding Agency for ensuring that we educate our learners for public benefit and that we use all public money effectively, efficiently and ethically. We will experiment with new ideas and through innovation, respond flexibly to changing circumstances to ensure the sustainability of the trust and that we transform the life chances of our communities.