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All schools and staff are expected to be intellectually and professionally curious, and engage in continuous improvement. To this end, staff are expected to keep abreast and seek out current educational research, cognitive science and best practice where this is rigorous, valid and robust. 

The current trust research focus is centred around the curriculum, and all staff have been directed to a recommended reading list. This has informed the development of a trust curriculum framework which was shared and exemplified at the Trust Conference (MerciaEdcon) in February 2019.