Vision And Ethos

Our Vision and Ethos is:

TO BE THE EDUCATIONAL PROVIDER OF CHOICE FOR NORTH PORTSMOUTH ENSURING EXCELLENCE FOR ALL CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE IN EVERY SCHOOL WITHIN THE TRUST

 

We will achieve this by:

•    Keeping children and young people at the heart of everything we do

•    Supporting and challenging every school in the Trust on its journey towards excellence in a culture of praise, collaboration, partnership and strong governance

•    Ensuring that each school has the highest expectations of its students and staff and support all of them to reach their potential

•    Being accountable for achieving the highest standards for all our students, irrespective of background or challenge

•    Recognising the individual needs of each learner, being a truly inclusive Trust and providing pathways to success for all students

•    Fostering an ethos of continuous improvement in every school in the Trust

 

KEY STRATEGIES

1.   Curriculum

We will:

•    Ensure the highest quality teaching and learning, founded on best practice teaching and learning strategies and an excellent and appropriate curriculum

•    Focus on developing leadership skills to build confidence, self-worth and life skills

•    Provide a broad and balanced curriculum in each school, meeting the needs of the students

•    Provide opportunities to expand student’s life vision and increase their own expectations and ambition

•    Develop young people to be responsible and engaged citizens who are actively contributing to society

 

2.   People

We will:

•    Always strive to be an excellent employer, utilising the best possible human resources practices and supporting and challenging staff and governors the best they can be

•    Provide relevant professional development opportunities for all staff at any stage of their career

•    Seek to develop all staff to be leaders at whatever level they work

•    Work hard to attract, retain and develop the highest quality staff

•    Motivate staff through rigorous, positive appraisal processes

•    Provide top quality mentoring and coaching for all staff

 

3.  Engagement in our Community

We will:

•    Ensure each school is at the centre of its community, raising aspirations, expectations and achievement

•    Work with the family, parent or carer to understand their child’s needs, helping them to support their progress

•    Proactively develop employer, community and academic partnerships ensuring that our young people understand the pathways open to them and are ready for the world of further study and work

•    Work collaboratively with local, regional and national institutions and organisations to develop effective learning strategies and innovative approaches to educational delivery, sharing knowledge freely

•    Build the name of The Salterns Academy Trust so that it is identified with excellence in education

 

4.  Resources

We will:

•    Provide, safe, well managed and stimulating learning environments

•    Ensure facilities and all equipment and technology are maintained to the highest standard

•    Provide excellent value for money with rigorous financial management procedures

•    Provide a safe and environmentally friendly working environment

 

5.  Trust Improvement

We will seek to improve all our schools by:

•    Building an ethos of being the best

•    Planning strategically to best employ our resources

•    Setting appropriate trust wide policies

•    Exerting strict financial control

•    Researching and employing the best quality external advice