Vision & Values
Our Moral Purpose
We believe that an exceptional education can help every student reach their full potential and transform their lives, regardless of their background.
We are committed to this belief and summarise it with the statement "Realising Potential. Transforming Lives."
Our goal, as individual schools and in partnership, is to provide an exceptional education to every student, regardless of their background. We want our students to feel safe, supported, and inspired to learn. We believe in developing their character and aspirations to help them reach their full potential. We are committed to the success and well-being of every student we serve and measure our actions and impact against this.
Our staff adheres to six core values, which we summarise with the MERCIA acrostic. These values underpin everything we do:
- Moral Purpose: We exist to inspire students to realise their full potential and lead happy, healthy, and fulfilling lives.
- Expectations: We set exceptionally high standards for ourselves and our students, and we strive for excellence.
- Relentless Focus on Learning: We prioritise our time, energy, and resources to ensure exceptional learning environments and curricula that help every student succeed.
- Culture: We demand consistency, kindness, tolerance, and respect in all our relationships, and we expect every staff member to go above and beyond to achieve student success.
- Impressive Staff: We are committed to recruiting, developing, and retaining outstanding staff and helping them maintain a healthy work-life balance.
- Alignment: We believe that partnerships bring profound benefits to each school and that we are stronger together.
We want every student to realise their potential and lead happy, healthy, and fulfilling lives. We set high expectations for them, which we express with our six trust values:
- Ambition: We expect students to aspire to be the best they can be, to strive for success in school and beyond.
- Strength: We expect students to develop strength of character, determination, and resilience to overcome obstacles to success.
- Passion: We expect students to become inquisitive, to thirst for knowledge and learning.
- Independence: We expect students to be organised, prepared, and to take personal responsibility for their learning and behaviour.
- Respect: We expect students to show good manners, kindness, tolerance, and exemplary behaviour at all times.
- Endeavour: We expect students to work hard, fully engage in all aspects of school life, and maintain a healthy balance that preserves their well-being.