Vision and Values

All children  have the right to a high quality education and it is our job to ensure that every child can access this.

As a mixed MAT TRLP’s vision aligns to the Church of England's vision for education which states that it 'is for the common good of the whole community’. 

Our values permeate all aspects of Trust work and support the C of E vision for education

  1. Excellence - educating for skills, knowledge and wisdom

  2. Collaborative service - educating for community and living well together

  3. Courage - educating for hope and aspiration

  4. Compassion - educating for dignity and respect

 

Framework for Excellence

Our framework of excellence identifies how our vision and values are embodied in all aspects of our work across the Trust.

Powerful learners and Knowledgeable individuals 

‘Education is the most powerful weapon which can be used to change the world.' Nelson Mandela

‘Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.’ Socrates

At the heart of all we do for both staff and pupils is a relentless focus on learning. We ensure all of our pupils master the core skills of reading, writing and numeracy enabling them to have the necessary skills to access their future education and careers. However, it is just as important to us that our pupils learn how to learn and don’t just accept information. We encourage them to ask questions, grapple with complex problems and work independently and within teams. We want them to appreciate that real learning is not easy and sometimes the journey is more important than the destination. Our curriculum is designed to inspire, to deepen knowledge and understanding of the world and to encourage our youngsters to ask questions. 

 

High expectations

‘Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be and he will become what he can and should be.’ Stephen Covey

Our expectation is that all staff and pupils work to meet the highest standards they are able. We believe that every child is a special, unique individual who is capable of extraordinary things. We constantly challenge pupils and staff to do what they think they can’t, to persist, to persevere when things are hard and to be their best. We employ outstanding individuals and educate our pupils to become outstanding individuals. 

 

Contributing citizens 

‘Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.' Malcolm Forbes

‘Success is not how high you have climbed but how you make a positive difference to the world.’ Roy T Bennett

Our Trust is values driven. Whilst we recognise that academic success unlocks future doors we also know that it is how our pupils work together and contribute to society that will ultimately ensure their success. Our 4 Trust values are broken down and taught to youngsters in assemblies and lessons focussing on tolerance, respect, integrity, perseverance, responsibility and compassion are all essential skills for a successful life. Certificates of achievement are awarded to students who demonstrate these values in their work and life around the school.  

 

Confident leaders 

‘If you want to build a ship, don’t divide up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.’ Antoine Saint-Exupery

‘He who cannot be a good follower cannot be a good leader.’ Aristotle    

Every adult is empowered to lead. Developing leadership skills is important for all of our pupils and we provide leadership opportunities for all pupils. Our adults model successful leadership highlighting the importance of excellent role models but also showing humility and an ability to follow as well as lead. Our high quality Trust CPD offer and talent Management programme provide development opportunities for colleagues at all stages in their career.                                 

 

Continually improving 

‘There is no limit to the expansion of each one of us.’ Charles Schwab

We learn from the best. We seek out innovation and success and rigorously evaluate it before taking on board new ideas. We read widely and interrogate practice based research before making informed decisions about teaching and learning. We share our work believing that through effective collaboration a small idea can be developed and make a significant impact. Our view of continuous improvement is not about change for changes sake but we know perfection isn’t attainable and there is always something else to learn. We evaluate our strategies and the impact they have only staying with the successful ones and recognising those which did not work as anticipated. 

 

Resilient individuals 

‘The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.’ Confucious

‘It is not that I am so smart. But I stay with the questions much longer.’ Albert Einstein

We recognise that that life presents many challenges to adults and pupils alike. Sometimes the journey may be bumpy and the route meandering. The future is unpredictable but we aim to prepare our pupils for whatever their future offers. We aim to instil resilience and encourage pupils not to give up but to take small steps towards their goals and not to be deterred by knock backs but to see these as part of the process of moving forward. Overcoming mistakes and finding solutions to problems is a much stronger learning process than aspiring for perfection. We promote positive mental health and wellbeing and support our colleagues.

 

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