Our core purpose is to develop the very best organisations to ensure that children do exceptionally well and are prepared for the future, based on the principle of equality of opportunity for all. This core purpose drives our direction, decisions and actions.
School improvement is never a static concept: it is ever-evolving as the drive for higher standards demands creativity and innovation. Every school has the opportunity to be even better. It requires transparency, honesty, reflection, energy and flexibility.
School improvement should be about taking risks and seizing opportunities. It should be about celebrating successes and sharing learning. Fundamentally, school improvement should be a constant state of restlessness and agitation. It is the art of becoming comfortable with discomfort.
Every school in Cirrus Primary Academy Trust has the commitment that it can and should be its own, unique setting. However, each school shares a relentless focus on personalised planning and having the highest aspirations for what children can achieve. This core value of being child-centred is an intrinsic part of every school’s DNA, and is the minimum standard expected of all employees of the Trust.
Over time – as the organisation matures and develops – the methodology we utilise to affect school improvement will change and develop. It will also learn from and respond to the innovations and experiences of our staff, parents, stakeholders and school leaders.