Vision, Values and Ethos


Our vision is to provide a first-class education to all students so that they make outstanding progress and get the chances in life they deserve.

Core Values and Guiding Principles

Our ethos is summarised by our core values and guiding principles which inform and guide our daily work.


12 October 2011

We have an unwavering focus on achievement. This is paramount so that all of our children and young people enjoy greater life chances. We take responsibility for ensuring that they succeed. We own our own performance and do not rest on our laurels or seek to blame others.

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12 October 2012

Our schools are run for the benefit of children and young people, not the ease of adults. Their achievement comes first and staff in schools and the central Trust office work to this end. The Trust aims to keep low priority tasks away from front line teachers and leaders so…

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12 October 2013

We know that our people make a difference to the lives of our 3-16-year-olds. We want to make our schools places where great teachers want to teach, lead and build a career. Investment in the recruitment, development and retention of the best people is a top priority. We aim to…

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12 October 2014

We take collective responsibility for each other and the results of all of our children and young people. We enjoy sharing our success as a Trust while recognising the strengths of individuals and each school. To this end collective accountability is rooted in a “if one fails we all fail”…

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12 October 2015

We set high standards. “Good enough” is simply not. We do not accept second best from our pupils or ourselves. The Trust aims to be a highly reliable school improvement organisation that is disciplined in its approach to improving performance. A Trust with clear plans, and simple and precisely executed…

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Student Values


We treat others how we would like to be treated, showing kindness and good manners.  We are honest, demonstrate good morals and do the right thing even when no one is watching.


We are responsible for the choices we make and believe that taking responsibility for our actions wins the day.  We learn from our mistakes, move forward and improve.


We believe in ourselves to be the best that we can be and do not give up. At all times we display a ‘whatever it takes’ attitude; we get on, do it and make it happen.


We value our education and aspire to excellence in everything we do.  We have high expectations of ourselves, our work and our behaviour, always committed to pushing ourselves to do our absolute best.