The Trust has an overarching ethos that is articulated through: a Mission statement, a Motto, a Charter, a Contract and a set of Values. There is, therefore, an open, conscious and emotional ‘buy-in’ to the Trust from its Academies.
The Trust's Mission:
- To improve the life chances of our students.
- To ensure that all students appreciate the excitement of learning, the rewards of personal challenge and the importance of helping others – and so become true citizens of the world.
The Trust's Motto:
sic itur ad astra
‘by the good deeds you do, you will be remembered in the stars for eternity’ Aeneid, Virgil
In addition to this overarching motto, each academy has its own motto.
The Trust's Charter: describes our relationship with The Trust
We are very much part of The Priory Federation of Academies Trust and this impacts positively on much that we do. In order to highlight this relationship we have established a Charter that sets out both our responsibilities to ensuring the success of the Trust and our responsibilities to ensuring the success of our Academy.
The Trust's Contract: describes The Priory Ethos
In establishing the fact that we are part of a Trust and that we have something unique to offer our students, we go on to establish the nature of our relationship. We do this through The Priory Contract. This contract identifies how we work together as staff, parents, carers, students and governors.
The Trust's Values:
- Highly motivated students who give their very best regardless of starting points or personal circumstance and who behave appropriately at all times.
- Excellent staff who bring out the true potential in others.
- Well considered personal and professional development opportunities.
- Quality learning environments that are stimulating, nurturing and safe.
- Significant opportunities to celebrate success in all its forms.
- Active participation in a wider learning community.
- High levels of integrity, personal responsibility and intelligent accountability.
The Trust Contract ‘Online’
In order that this contract is not just a vague promise that is easily forgotten, we have made sure that as partners in the contract we have specific guidelines to follow. For each partner, we have reproduced their element of the Contract on a specific web page with hyperlinks to the supporting guidelines, basic expectations and general information.