Lean central team
The Trust central services team focus on making a difference for schools and adding the most value.
We are the proud home of the Charles Dickens Research School
. We engage with the research to learn how to teach and support pupils best and how to implement successful, positive change.
Collaboration and networking
We actively work with other Trusts, Local Authorities and sectors to learn from others and achieve outcomes we couldn’t alone.
Amplifying our impact in innovative ways
We are committed to growing our impact rather than growth for growth’s sake. We use technology to share and amplify our work beyond our geographical location.
We invest in providing our pupils with the knowledge, and skills and support to thrive and be mentally healthy. Our staff are equally important, and we are committed to giving our teams the professional development and care to do their roles exceptionally well.
Empowering school leaders
Our schools to have the freedom to explore and learn from different practices as we know that authentic leadership and personal accountability are founded on ownership and self-direction. In particularly, curriculum choices are made at school level.
Growing our talent
We use our professional development programmes and collaboration to recruit, progress and retain talented people and build a diverse team.
We know the positive difference our governance volunteers can make at all levels to support school improvement and challenge our schools to pursue excellence. Ongoing training and clear structures provide substantial opportunities to contribute.