Inspiring Learners, Changing Lives

Our purpose

To inspire our family of schools to provide opportunities for our pupils, staff and leaders to be the best they can be; to create a passion for lifelong learning; to enable our pupils to become confident, kind and impactful world citizens.

Our vision

To build a family of local primary and secondary schools with a shared ethos of continual improvement, where powerful teaching, challenge, support and accountability lie at the heart of creating environments that focus relentlessly on the needs of the learning community and deliver outstanding outcomes for all pupils.

Our values


A passionate belief in the power of education to improve life chances is an essential quality for all of our staff.


Through our respect for every voice in the trust, we build a more harmonious organisation that benefits our entire school community.


Our trust aims to reflect the diversity of the society in which we live. No matter where we come from or what we look like, we share the Empower vision.


We challenge ourselves and others to do great work. When we challenge ourselves, we grow; when we respond to challenge from others, we grow.


If we are open about the work we do, we can ensure that we are understood and our integrity is clear for all to see.

We believe in

  • The power of teaching to transform lives
  • Developing exceptional leadership at all levels
  • Clear empowerment and accountability
  • Providing outstanding personal and professional development
  • Building self-esteem at all levels of the Trust community
  • Creating a culture of high expectations
  • Rewarding effort
  • Making learning fun