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Every academy within the trust will have its own unique values and ethos whilst being committed to the overarching principle of “Being the best we can be”, the mission statement of Areté Learning Trust (ALT), which underpins the work of all trust academies. This is rooted in the shared belief that every child, whatever his or her circumstances and starting point, has unique skills and qualities and given the support, encouragement, opportunity and challenge to achieve, can do so. It is the commitment of the company to create a context for all children and young people to thrive, academically, personally and socially, so that they experience the real joy of learning.


The Board of Directors agreed the following in July 2019:

  • seamless cross-phase learning to maximise students’ progress and success
  • securing quality of service by sustained and measured growth, in terms of area and resource
  • securing cost-effectiveness in all business activity, to enhance provision for all students
  • serving inclusively the local community of ALT academies
  • accepting, as a sponsor, the broader moral responsibility for improving schools in need of support
  • the principle of partnership between the primary and secondary phase
  • the aspiration of “being the best we can be” for all children and young people in ALT academies
  • deep and sustainable collaboration to secure the best possible outcomes for students, whatever their circumstances or starting point

OUR PURPOSE AS A Multi-Academy Trust

  • to enable schools to work together, share expertise and maximise efficiency and effectiveness across the MAT
  • to enable all children and young people in ALT Academies to leave our schools having achieved well, strengthened by the values and aspirations of the ALT and well prepared to face the next challenge in their learning, personal and social development


  • to improve the educational experience and outcomes for all students whatever their starting point
  • to ensure the trust continues in a secure financial position to operate effectively in the face of increasing costs and inadequate funding to improve working conditions and provision for staff and students
  • to ensure that all ALT schools are fully committed to and engaged in the principle and practice of collaboration to drive improvement across all our schools
  • to achieve teaching school status (assuming this continues) and/or to further develop school improvement strategic partners
  • to implement a Quality Assurance Programme across the Trust with external validation/peer review
  • to develop a sustainable model for Post 16 provision
  • to implement a trust wide stage-appropriate professional development curriculum for leaders, teachers & support staff
  • to address the issue of staff workload, wellbeing and mental health
  • to plan and implement a trust-wide wellbeing, mental and physical health programme for all students
  • to ensure that further measured expansion enables the trust to have the resource, access to guaranteed funding and capacity to deliver large scale economies and efficiencies by building the infrastructure of the trust, considering all growth options
  • to work towards the core aim of seamless cross phase learning by including primary schools and potentially an FE college within the trust
  • to develop a trust model of alternative provision for students who will benefit from this
  • to contribute to system leadership as an exemplar of excellent practice
  • to ensure that strategic succession planning secures seamless transition in terms of exec and non exec. roles
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