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Aims, Principles, Mission Statement

The individual schools' identities will be maintained

The Greywood Multi-Schools Trust

The Greywood Multi-Academy Trust aims to bring together a group of schools with a shared vision to develop a learning community that brings real benefits to students, staff, parents and the wider community. It is determined to achieve this change not just through the transactional benefits of academisation, but through a deep and genuine sharing of learning and best practice.

Our Greywood emblem reflects the history of our region, but also represents our key objective of benefitting from a central trunk which forms the basis for school growth, as well as individual branches which enable member schools to retain their own distinct culture and direction.

Initially, the schools involved are in or around the Lichfield and Rugeley Districts and come from the primary, secondary and special sectors. The Trust intends to be highly inclusive and offers a potential educational route from age 2, when the youngest children enter primary school, to 25, with extended special school provision.

Our MST is based on the following founding principles:

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To deliver a truly inspirational learning journey for every child.

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To maintain individual schools’ identities within a shared climate of collaboration.

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To maintain, enhance and grow exceptional leaders.

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To secure strong, sustainable budgets for each school, benefitting from economies of scale.

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To build positive, realistic and meaningful local links to support and enhance our shared community

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To increase the capacity of our community of schools to improve further

As such we aim to be a Multi-Schools Trust that other schools will choose to join, with the Chief Executive recruited from outside any of the member schools, to retain the sense of equal partners coming together.

Our Mission Statement

To create an inclusive learning community across our group of schools which will come together as equals, retain their individual character, to offer seamless support to learners to achieve and exceed their potential and grow through mutual support.

Vision:

Our vision is for a seamless, consistent and high-quality educational journey for the children and young people from pre-school through to Sixth Form and beyond. In our partnership, we will:

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Value all children and young people, meeting the needs of every individual, so that every child experiences exceptional success.

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Work in a genuine collaboration, committing to supporting one another at every stage of our development, so that no school is left behind and every child and young person in our community has the opportunity to access outstanding learning.

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Capitalise on our individual strengths whilst developing our mutual inter-dependence to enable every member of our learning community to thrive.

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Invest in our staff, through training and development, so that they are empowered to enable every child and young person to flourish personally and educationally.

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Develop learning communities where every child’s unique qualities are understood and celebrated.

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Build strong and resilient learners who are well prepared for the next stage of their life through a rich, diverse and highly effective learning journey.

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Work together to offer a broad, balanced and innovative curriculum across the Trust that ensures the highest of standards of attainment but also equips learners with the skills they require to become successful adults.

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Work collectively to research, develop and innovate highly effective pedagogy, developing the next generation of outstanding teachers and leaders.

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Be outward looking, learning from other schools, academies and MATs, as well as from the private sector.

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Welcome a diverse range of schools into the Multi-Schools Trust, retaining their individual identities whilst embracing our shared values.

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Ensure our organisations are safe and supportive environments for all members of the community.

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Seek best value in all it does and hold the highest standards of probity and transparency.

Values:

We want all members of our learning community to be positive, empathetic, kind, resilient, aspirational and respectful. We value:

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Diversity and the richness this brings to our communities.

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Positive and open mindsets, and people who are reflective, creative and excited to take up the opportunities that are available.

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The power of education to change people’s lives.

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Determination, tenacity and achievement in all fields of endeavour.

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People as individuals and seek to understand every member of our community.

Location

Greywood Multi-Schools Trust
The Friary School
Eastern Avenue
Lichfield
Staffordshire
WS13 7EW

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