Strategic Aim 1: Mission and Ethos


Through our Catholic faith, promote the academic, spiritual, emotional and social growth of the individual child and young person


  • To ensure strong links between school and parish
  • To ensure all schools are well prepared for the Diocesan Section 48 Inspection
  • To enable schools to participate in the wider life of the Trust and the Diocese
  • To provide opportunities for all pupils and staff to deepen and explore their faith
  • To ensure that Religious Education is a high priority core subject in schools
  • To ensure Catholic social teaching is embedded in the curriculum and the life of the school including our responsibilities for the environment and care for our common home
  • To provide the opportunity for staff and students to encounter Christ in their daily lives in school, promoting the fullness of Christian life
  • To ensure that students enjoy school and are happy, respectful & tolerant of others

Strategic Aim 2: Teaching, Learning and Assessment


To ensure that all our academies provide the very best teaching in order to promote and provide high quality learning for all our children and young people and ensuring that there is support in place for teachers to achieve this.


  • To implement a CPD programme that ensures that all our staff have the right skills to raise standards further, deliver good teaching and learning and disseminate good practice to ensure rapid improvement
  • To secure high quality teaching and learning
  • To ensure every school has a relevant, rich and broad curriculum
  • To ensure that all vulnerable groups make at least good progress
  • To use assessment proportionately to inform and progress children's learning.
  • To use the very latest in educational research to inform our practice

Strategic Aim 3: Academy Improvement


To establish a self-sustaining, system-led, collaborative approach to improvement that enables rapid improvement where required


  • To establish a self-sustaining, system-led collaborative approach to improvement that enables rapid improvement when required
  • To develop school-to-school support for leadership
  • To build effective links to outstanding providers outside of the Trust to support continuing improvement
  • To ensure all schools operate effective quality assurance and self-evaluation
  • To ensure that all schools have effective development planning leading to improvement
  • To enhance the Trust’s ability to develop the next generation of school leaders in both phases
  • To engage proactively with support in all forms, and provide support for others when possible
  • To ensure all schools are well prepared for Ofsted inspection

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