Values for the Duchy Academy Trust
To improve learning experiences and outcomes for children is at the core of the MAT’s work. All members aspire to improve children’s lives through the highest quality education.
The Trust is committed to transparency, ensuring school performance is shared between partners, identifying areas for development and exploring how success might be achieved through collaborative practice. The aims and objectives of the Trust are publicly shared and open to scrutiny.
The Trust believes that school improvement can be further enhanced through collaboration with partner schools, education agencies, children and families and the wider community.
Equality and Diversity
The Trust believes that promoting equality and diversity will strengthen and enrich the partnership. The individual and unique identity of schools and members with the partnership is something to be valued and celebrated.
The value of children, families and staff is fundamental and the Trust works to achieve the very best outcomes for them. The Trust only recruits high quality staff and promotes professional development both within the partnership and from the very best external sources. Integrated multi-agency working, partnerships with parents and strong pupil voice are promoted across all schools.
The Trust has established a system of self-evaluation and school improvement across all individual partner schools. There are robust structures for accountability, where individual schools need to demonstrate rigorous governance and self-evaluation to ensure effective continuous improvement. Evaluation from external sources will be considered as appropriate.