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Oak Multi Academy Trust


Oak Trust is a partnership of schools in Leicestershire and Leicester CIty with a shared ethos, common values and collective goals. We do not have a 'lead' school, instead a collaborative approach within a framework that encourages and supports a high degree of autonomy for each school, recognising that each school has a particular character and set of strengths.

Oak Trust is committed to providing an inspirational education which allows all our pupils to realise their full potential as learners and citizens through excellent teaching, learning and development of the whole child. We will meet the needs of our unique schools and communities through collaboration, support and challenge.

Vision and Values

Oak Trust is a partnership of schools in Leicestershire and Leicester CIty with a shared ethos, common values and collective goals.  We do not have a 'lead' school, instead a collaborative approach within a framework that encourages and supports a high degree of autonomy for each school, recognising that each school has a particular character and set of strengths.

Oak Trust is committed to providing an inspirational education which allows all our pupils to realise their full potential as learners and citizens through excellent teaching, learning and development of the whole child. We will meet the needs of our unique schools and communities through collaboration, support and challenge.

 

Core principles

 

Inspirational education

  • Promote positive values and attitudes to learning to develop life-long learners
  • Ensure high quality teaching, learning and assessment for each pupil in our care
  • Provide a creative curriculum which teaches skills for life such as resilience, resourcefulness, reflection, responsibility, reciprocity and respect as well as developing imaginative and creative learners
  • Develop enrichment activities to enhance learning
  • Research and innovate to support improved outcomes and life-long learning
  • Recognise and embrace innovation and risk taking.

 

Realising potential

  • Recognise that every child matters and can succeed
  • Foster a culture of high aspiration which improves standards and outcomes for all
  • Equip every pupil with the skills, knowledge and attitudes to succeed in the 21st century
  • Work collaboratively as a community of learners to develop teaching and leadership at all levels
  • Provide high quality professional development for staff
  • Develop leadership at all levels

 

Development of the whole child

  • Develop children into rounded, resilient, motivated young people
  • Provide a safe environment which supports the health and well-being of each pupil
  • Nurture respect for self and others, and develop individuality and character
  • Understand values, rights and responsibilities and their contribution to modern Britain

Collaboration, support and challenge

Our partnership is based on:

  • trust, collaboration, integrity, support and rigorous challenge
  • valuing the unique, individual identity of each of our schools and their diverse communities
  • an enduring commitment to ensure the best possible outcomes for pupils
  • driving school improvement through a clear strategic direction, informed by critical self-evaluation, research and best practice to impact on outcomes
  • equality, fairness and transparency
  • each member gaining from and contributing to the success of all partner schools
  • strong leadership and governance, financial probity and benchmarking
  • valuing relationships with external partners to enhance pupil outcomes and support school improvement
  • a commitment to build capacity to support other schools

 

Benefits of being a partner of the Trust

  • Agreed strategic direction and vision
  • Common ethos, values and standards
  • Access to excellent service provision such as: financial services, legal, IT, human resources and CPD, where procurement and ‘market muscle’ can make savings or improve the quality of service provided
  • Shared expertise and human resources in common areas of need: wellbeing, attendance, admissions, SENCO support, outside agencies and partners, health services etc
  • Core subject and creative curriculum support and development which meets the needs of pupils, relevant to context
  • Shared curriculum resources and infrastructure, e.g. through music, sport, languages
  • Collaborative policy and practice
  • Improved accountability for local collaborative work and partnerships