Vision - Values - Operating Principles

Our Vision

“…we believe that, given the right circumstances, everybody is capable of extraordinary things…”

With this in mind, our vision is:

“to create a family of schools, within which students are empowered and supported to achieve extraordinary outcomes – preparing them for a fulfilling life.”

Our Values

We will be distinctive not just in what we do but how we do it, abiding by our values of

  • Aspirationthe belief that everyone can achieve something great – and does their best
  • Honestybeing truthful, genuine, open and trustworthy
  • Respectcaring for the feelings, wishes or rights of others & yourself

Our Core Principles

To ensure that we achieve our Vision in the right way, and with integrity, the Trust will operate in accordance with the following principles:

  • Inclusivity
    • ensuring our schools are open to, and supportive of, every child and their family.
    • supporting the social, emotional, and academic development of every child, so they are intrinsically motivated and free to learn.
  • Supporting parental choice
    • ensuring families have the information needed to choose the right school for their child.
    • always acting to promote choice & competition within localities.
  • Promoting knowledge-based curriculums
    • development & implementation of knowledge-based curriculums across all our schools, as the best way to raise academic achievement and aspirations for all our students.
  • Partnership
    • both within our family of schools and through working with community, regional and national partners, to access best practice and support for our staff, students and their families.
  • Transparency

o  recognising our responsibilities as a publicly-funded organisation, being open at all levels about how we work, and welcoming feedback as a way to continuously improve what we do.


The Responsibilities of Trustees

The Trust Board has a specific statutory responsibility to:

  1. Provide a strategic direction for the work of the Trust
  2. Support, challenge, monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the Trust; and
  3. Hold the Trust to account for the educational standards achieved and for the quality of education provided.

Providing strategic direction

  • Trustees are responsible, with the Executive Principal, for the long term view of the development of the Trust.
  • The visons and values and core principles for the Trust should be discussed and agreed annually.
  • The Trust’s Development Plan should be long term, with clear short term actions, and feed into its schools’ Development Plans.
  • Funding and resources should be planned and allocated to meet the needs of the plan, both short and long term.
  • The Executive Principal and Senior Trust staff are responsible for the day-to-day management of the Trust, and oversight of its schools.