Our Vision & Values
"In every here and now we are ready to express our hope"
"Ordinary people - working together - achieving extraordinary things"
Convinced that people have an unbelievable capacity to do great things, we aim to provide rich and wide ranging opportunities for people to achieve more than they ever thought possible.
As a Trust, at the heart of our Christian service is to welcome and value each individual as equal, regardless of nationality, gender, race, colour, sexuality or creed. We pride ourselves on our exceptional standards of personal pastoral care, rooted in our Christian tradition and values of kindness, support, peace, justice, forgiveness and joy. Our outlook and ambition is international and inclusive.
Children are our priority
We aim to place children at the centre of all decisions and activities, encouraging them to find excitement in their learning and to live life to the full. We do not settle for average. We aim to relentlessly focus on our core business which is to promote student's learning, welfare and achievement.
Without apology, we are committed to excellence and to build on the sustained world class successes of St Mary's College. Without excuses we find ways to help every student to feel that they are safe, belong and are successful in their learning. Teachers and support staff want to be the very best they can be.
Inclusive, our curriculum should be 3-19 understood, 3-19 planned, 3-19 relevant, 3-19 rigorous and 3-19 progressing. Our curriculum will deliver 3-19 outstanding outcomes and prepare all our young people exceptionally well for life thereafter.
We build strong partnerships within our schools and with organisations that share our commitment to world class standards. Learning with and from others of good will, we will aim to always improve , to give our very best and expect it from others. Alongside others, we serve the common good and actively support system reform so that all children might thrive.
Strengths and benefits
Benefits of being part of the Trust include:
- Access to support to maintain and develop improvement in teaching and learning
- Development of leaders and staff at all levels through collaborative working
- Increased range of CPD
- Opportunities for staff to experience and share in good practice in action
- Creation of additional capacity in leadership
- Opportunities to share in specialist staff
- Coaching and mentoring opportunities to further improve practice
- Systematic approach to School Improvement
- Opportunity to benefit from economy of scales in purchasing services and resources
Ultimately, the aim for the all the schools working together within the Trust is to develop staff at all levels within each of the schools to ensure consistently good practice is established and maintained.