The Trust was established in August 2016. Our vision is to develop a community of schools working together to achieve excellent outcomes for all.
We are currently a Trust of nine primary academies and support other primary schools across Yorkshire. All our academies are in the Wakefield Local Authority but we envisage our family growing beyond the Wakefield area over the next two academic years. Please click on our prospectus below to see what it feels like to be part of our family.
Our aim is to support schools through collaboration. We ensure that our members are able to provide an excellent education for children, families and communities they serve. We believe in freeing teachers and leaders from bureaucracy to concentrate on providing the very best teaching, learning support and development that every child deserves.
Our Trust was established with just two schools. This has now grown to a group of nine primary schools, From the very start of our journey into 2016, we were determined to create a trust which would respect the values and uniqueness of each school at the same time as understanding that trust, autonomy, and accountability go hand in hand.
Our family of schools serve unique communities with their own distinct characteristics. We believe in maintaining individuality, whilst harnessing the power of working together. We aim to inspire, engage and challenge all our children to achieve excellent learning outcomes, equipping them with the values, skills, qualities, and necessary skills to be responsible citizens of the future.
Partnerships with our communities, our parents, our governors and other key people involved in the lives of our children are of upmost importance, engaging all stakeholders in promoting the highest of standards.
Our core values of responsibility, trust and openness underpin all we do. Forming a shared responsibility for professional collaboration and individual accountability, we make a difference to the children in the communities in which we serve. We are totally committed to investing in the future of all children in our schools through high-quality learning experiences to raise standards and improve outcomes.
Our core value of respect is the foundation of each school community and of our family of schools, we build upon professionalism, appreciation for diversity and embracing individuality.
We encourage a learning culture that allows for individuality, developing each child’s independence, optimising their life chances and promoting a can-do attitude. We are committed to continually developing a highly effective team of people with a shared passion to deliver the best possible outcomes. Our core value of recognition ensures that individuals are recognised for their dedication and commitment leading to shared success for all.
We are committed to continually developing a highly effective team of people with a shared passion to deliver the best possible outcomes. We provide our people with an environment to continually develop, where they can teach, grow and build a career and are supported to do their best work. We have created a network of professional development opportunities to ensure all our staff are highly effective and that strong leadership pathways are in place. We have a strong induction process in place, high-quality CPD for teachers new to the profession and leadership CPD for staff at every level.
We adopt innovative approaches to providing services and have developed economies of scale to the benefit of all children and staff including financial management, premises services, HR support, IT and school improvement. Across the Trust, there are strong governance structures, where challenge and support are paramount. Best practice across the Trust with clear oversight and budgeting ensures we have financial sustainability, resilience, and value for money across the Trust.
We are resilient – All individuals strive for excellence, embrace challenge, collaborate with confidence and courage.
Our people matter and the future life chances of our children depend on them. Effective leadership and succession planning is essential, and we are committed to developing the potential of all our people, recognising achievement, and creating opportunities. Our people are at the heart of all we do, and their wellbeing is paramount to ensuring a happy, caring, and safe environment. We set high standards under a framework of excellent teaching and a focus on continual improvement.
We are one professional community focused on: Building a community of schools – inspiring excellence in everyone.
If you would like to know more about our trust or would like to talk with us about Associate Membership, please contact:
Mrs J Batty, Project Co-Ordinator