School Effectiveness

Our Trust vision underpins all aspects of our work and is fundamental to our school effectiveness strategy.

Through our desire to be boldly passionate about excellence in learning and relentlessly driven in our aspiration for everyone, all our school have a core offer of high-quality guidance, support and challenge. The highly skilled and experienced school effectiveness team works alongside our school leaders and governing boards to add capacity to leadership teams, quality assure improvements and to signpost to good and excellent practice. The core offer also includes a broad range of continuous professional development and learning activities which can be found here (add in a hyper link to the CPDL brochure please). There is something for everyone on our CPDL offer and we are proud of its quality, breadth and impact.  Some schools receive additional or bespoke support where a particular need has been identified.

As well as the school effectiveness team, we have a wealth of knowledge, skills and experience within our school family. This is used across the Trust to share good practice, provide support and guidance and to coach and mentor. This collaborative, yet rigorous approach to improving school effectiveness is well embedded in our culture.

Teaching and learning

The Trust Board is firmly of the view that teaching and learning should be designed locally to meet the needs of the children and our scheme of delegation places the responsibility for this, along with the curriculum design at local level. To support this, we have developed several shared principles.


  • A high value is placed on personal empowerment within our curriculum celebrating each child’s uniqueness as a child of God.

  • Highly effective relationships with all our stakeholders (parents, children and staff) are paramount to success.

  • as a family of schools, we share accountability for all our children and their outcomes.

  • The curriculum offer will be inclusive, creative, collaborative and challenging for all, recognising the benefits that a broad and balanced curriculum can have in developing the whole child.

  • Throughout the curriculum offer there will be a strong emphasis placed on developing pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development so that they are fully able to play their part in both today and tomorrow’s society.

  • The curriculum offered in each of our schools will be rooted in evidence so that the strongest pedagogical practice is in place.

  • High-quality outcomes can only be achieved through quality first teaching.

  • Adults and children should be reflective so that mistakes are celebrated, and learning is maximised.

  • Learning is typified by high levels of engagement.

  • A supportive model of developing others is in place that is coaching in style.

  • In curriculum and teaching there is equality of opportunity for all.

  • We continually strive for excellence in all we do.


We believe that these will  result in high levels of enjoyment for all as well as high-quality outcomes for our children.