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Vision and Values

Our Ethos: Building Excellence

The Hawksmoor Learning Trust is inspired by the privilege, moral responsibility and challenge of preparing our children for real life ahead of them in an unpredictable, ever changing world. We know that great schools make a difference. We strive for our individual and collective best to achieve excellence for all.  In ‘Building Excellence’ in our schools, children come first in all our decision making.

Building Excellence for our children

Our mission is to ensure that our children are well educated, know how to stay safe and healthy and are able to participate as active, thoughtful members of present and future society.

  • Excellence in educational standards: We are driven by the moral imperative to ensure that our pupils receive the highest quality education to equip them with the necessary skills and knowledge. Our provision and teaching is underpinned by academic ambition for all our pupils, particularly the most vulnerable.
  • Personal Excellence: We recognise that the best education is as much about developing young people’s character strengths and virtues. We have the highest aspirations for every individual as they learn and grow with us. We value respect and consideration for others, equal opportunities, hard work and fair discipline.  We seek to develop skilful, curious and independent learners; foster individual resilience, confidence, and a strong sense of identity underpinned by integrity and responsibility, so that they are prepared to contribute positively to the communities and world that they belong to.

Building Curriculum Excellence

Children within The Hawksmoor Learning Trust schools will have access to a relevant, engaging and inspiring curriculum that provides opportunities and creativity to develop the whole child. We aim to provide rich and relevant curriculum experiences which are effectively structured, properly planned, challenging, active and engaging.

We seek to provide curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities in all our schools, particularly through high quality provision in the Arts and Sports, which develop character, support children’s interests, channel their enthusiasm and contributes to their progress intellectually, physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually.

We strive to create an exceptional learning environment and we appreciate the importance of attention to detail.

Building Professional Excellence

  • We advocate a model of corporate responsibility within our family of schools in The Hawksmoor Learning Trust which means that we are all responsible for promoting and upholding the ethos and values of the Trust.
  • We promote a ‘can do’ attitude across the whole Trust team towards continuous improvements and innovation, and a culture of strong collaboration and teamwork so that we are always much greater than the sum of our parts.
  • We expect all our staff and governors to work hard to be highly effective; to be reflective and open to learning, and engage in professional development that has a positive impact upon the work that they do.
  • We aim to recruit, develop and retain high calibre staff who embody our values and have the highest aspirations and commitment to seeking the best possible outcomes for all pupils.
  • We look to identify talent within our teams in order to grow and develop outstanding teachers and leaders.
  • We aim to create a dedicated team who operate with professional, ethical and moral integrity who are recognised and valued for the positive impact they make.

Excellence within our Community

We have high ambitions that The Hawksmoor Learning Trust is recognised as a centre of excellent educational practice and a source of motivation and pride for our Trust community.

Each Trust school is but a small part of a wider community and will play its part in supporting other groups and organisations within the area and activities in the local town. We view the wider community as a valuable resource.

With the children, we will develop a pride in their local community and heritage, knowledge of the functioning of that community and the unique role that they have to play in changing it for the better.

The three principles of The Hawksmoor Learning Trust are:

  • Quality
  • Enthusiasm
  • Partnership

These principles will guide The Hawksmoor Learning Trust in providing an education of the highest quality. These principles demand that we think and act in highly constructive ways towards each other as colleagues, towards the children who are placed in our care and towards the parents in our schools and communities.