MISSION, VALUES AND CHARTER
St Edmund’s Nursery School decided to form a multi-academy trust in 2015 because they wished to make a significant contribution towards improving Bradford’s schools. Equally important for St Edmund’s was their commitment towards building community cohesion and fostering a spirit of optimism within the city’s children and young people.
As a Bradford-based trust, we wish to engage learners in our schools who are well-rounded, socially aware, skilled citizens, proud to be part of a magnificent future for our city. We wish to build:
- The learner is at the heart of all we do
- The trust will follow a moral approach, based on inclusive educational values
- An emphasis on the importance of transitions between education settings and the creation of a seamless learning journey
- A commitment to partnership with families and the wider community
- The promotion of community cohesion and mutual respect
- The value of creativity in the curriculum
- A focus on high expectations, achievement and excellent progress for all, valuing the development of broader skills and attributes which are less easy to measure
- Support for all who work in our schools, linked to professional development opportunities, promoting success for learners in the Trust
We are committed to enabling a seamless learning journey from birth to 19 for all our learners, promoting a sense of pride in their identity as citizens of Bradford and Britain.
All our young people will become:
- Successful life-long learners who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve
- Confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives
- Responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society
Our learning community will:
- Value, respect and support the individual and collective needs of all learners.
- Provide an education of excellence to enable all learners to make the very best use of their individual talents and abilities.
- Maintain a broad, balanced, creative and appropriately challenging curriculum catering for the needs of all students.
- Encourage learners to take pride in their membership of the school community and to contribute to the running of the school.
- Provide and maintain a safe, caring and stimulating physical, social and learning environment.
- Engage with parents, the community and partner schools to improve educational outcomes for all, valuing equally the contribution of all stakeholders to our success.
- Respect, value and celebrate the diversity of local, national and global communities.
- Employ all staff according to national and local authority terms and conditions as a minimum, engaging with relevant professional associations.
- Promote job satisfaction and security and a commitment to ongoing professional development for all staff.
- Share a whole-hearted commitment to well-being for all.