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What we Believe in

Our Mission

To use the power of education to create real opportunities that transform lives.

Our Vision

By 2025 the Trust will be recognised locally and regionally as a highly effective MAT delivering outstanding results.

This will be achieved by ensuring our young people develop the skills, qualities and attributes to enable them to pursue and enjoy successful and fulfilling lives, both professionally and personally.

We believe in providing life transforming education for our young people, who come from diverse backgrounds and have a wide variety of needs. Education creates the opportunity for them to overcome social injustice, inequality and ensure social mobility.

Our Students – will have a great and memorable educational experience via access to a curriculum that supports outstanding learning, development and achievement in both academia and personal development.

Our Leavers – will go on into further study, training or work as confident, successful individuals well equipped to face the challenges of an ever-changing world, able to make a positive contribution to society.

Our Staff – are the heart of our Trust. They will be advocates of our Trust and recommend us as a place to work. We want to build high performing teams supported by CPD training.

Our Finances – will be strong and sustainable with adequate reserves. Enabling us to invest in our assets and provide the resources to ensure future generations can receive an even better school experience

Our Values and Ethos

Our values and ethos are the overarching guide for all we want to achieve at The Schelwood Trust.

All staff, students, Governors, Trustees and Members share a commitment to the values and ethos, and this ensures we put our young people at the heart of every decision.

Ambitions – setting high standards, taking responsibility and being accountable, with the rigour to deliver a continuous cycle of school improvement. Supporting the development of outstanding teachers, who are given the opportunity to excel and share best practice. whilst ensuring staff well-being is maintained.

Improvements – we actively support our young people to strive for excellence and overcome disadvantage.

Inclusive – we love our diverse community, and we see difference as a source of strength

Respectful – for self and others, for learning achievement and opportunity, for hard work and determination and for our community and environment

Our Aims

We will work collaboratively, openly and honestly across the Trust to:

  • ensure that all our young people have access to a curriculum and educational provision that supports outstanding learning, development and achievement;
  • ensure that every young person has the equality of opportunity to maximise their potential;
  • celebrate the uniqueness and diverse range of young people of each of our schools;
  • support our young people to strive for excellence and overcome disadvantage;
  • support the development and training of outstanding teachers and practitioners, giving them the opportunity to excel and share best practice;
  • support our staff to become highly skilled professionals, whilst ensuring their well-being.