We focus relentlessly on ensuring that all children experience educational excellence every day so that they can achieve the very best outcomes – academically and in their personal development. We believe this is every child’s right, and our responsibility.
Our vision of ensuring excellence is for children, parents, staff, local governing boards, trustees and the wider community. We will always keep this front and centre in all that we do. It applies to all aspects of our work.
Outcomes: We believe that by focusing tirelessly on outcomes for our children, for academic and personal development, we will ensure that their life chances and life choices are maximised.
We recognise that it is in our children’s best interests to recruit, retain and develop the very best staff in our schools. We continuously develop our staff to be masters of their craft. Any growth of the trust will depend on developing genuine capacity in advance of need to ensure that both new and existing schools ensure educational excellence every day.
Character: For our children, we are as committed to character education as we are to academic outcomes; developing a visibly strong, pervasive ethos of aspiration in our schools. We foster a strong, shared sense of pride in belonging to an aspirational school community. We ensure that our curriculum enables children to develop their independence, creativity, reflective thinking, team working skills, self management and effective participation. We expect kindness from every adult and child – even when it’s difficult; especially when it’s difficult.
We believe in a clear model for continuous school improvement across our family of schools: The South Bank School Improvement Model. This is underpinned by an ethos of open accountability and genuine transparency. This best enables us to ensure educational excellence every day for our children.
Collaboration: Our schools are equal partners committed to true collaboration. We agree on best practice in all aspects of our work and then work together to make this world class. We also believe in our civic role and in collaborating beyond the trust for the benefit of children.
We believe that a school is at the heart of its community. As well as ensuring that the trust’s vision and values are realised, schools have agency to retain and develop their own unique character, culture, ethos and community links. We believe this is in the best interests of the children and communities we serve as a trust.
Inclusivity: We strive for all our schools to be truly inclusive and we believe the diversity of our community makes our schools stronger and richer. We actively monitor and tackle all forms of inequality and discrimination. We aim to reflect the full diversity of the communities we serve in our staff and governance.
We'll be celebrating Wellbeing Week with our ShineFest in the week of 11-15 July. Merchandise will be available at morning break every day next week #ShineFest
A great meeting with our fantastic members, trustees and governors @SBMatYork this evening. Thank you all so much for all you do for our pupils. Your commitment is really appreciated. #governance #york
We’re looking for a Director of Estates. Have a look at our information pack and get in touch for more information. https://bit.ly/3xRff4u