Who We Are Aims and Values Academies are not a solution, they are an opportunity for change. In the LEARNERs’ Trust we can; Improve your financial performance by approximately 5% (and any gains made in top slice from LA to academy); – Increasing value – Reducing costs – Centralising processes and services – Allowing schools to be entrepreneurial Improve capacity in your school to allow it to focus on improvements in teaching and learning; – Utilising increased financial resources to purchase capacity – Making effective use of electronic systems (fully supported) – Providing model policies that reduce workload – Provide shared staff solutions Improve your access to a CPD offer by; – Employing the services of a large teaching school which is free at the point of use – Collaborating at all levels around self designed agendas and core policies for adaptation by each school Fix broken things on your behalf if you want us to/ things are broken Our Purpose Our purpose is to enable our children to have choices about their lives on transition to adulthood. Everything we know tells us this is decided in early childhood. Our first job is to support and extend learning for pupils to provide them with the skills and knowledge to make those choices. Our second job is to make sure no child is ignored, no family is unsupported and no life is wasted, by providing intervention at the earliest opportunity. Our responsibility to education is to provide an environment where practitioners can collaborate, learn from each other, take risks and reflect. Our Aims The trust has a responsibility to ensure all LEARNERs are; In a good or better school Taught by good and better educators Achieving outcomes that prepare them for their next stage of education Spiritually, morally, socially and culturally aware Receiving consistency of high expectation and wide opportunity Our Values To use collaboration to; Ensure the Trust’s core policies for early intervention, teaching and learning, behavior management and barrier removal are at the centre of our work. Increase the capacity for schools to develop and sustain highly effective safeguarding provision for the learners in our care. To focus the work of the Trust on removing barriers to allow schools and staff to work effectivel. Provide intervention in inverse proportion to success. All staffing pay, terms and conditions will (continue to) reflect local and national benchmarks. All staff will be employed by the Trust and any vacancies/ needs will be advertised internally and externally. We will not; Make one school weaker to make another school stronger. Create workload over (long-term) capacity. Give up on a pupil or their family.