For some Academies, it is clear which Academy Trust they belong to; from the badge, the uniform, the school colour scheme, the carpets, the systems and the policies that are in place. This approach works well for some Trusts and for some schools.
At Wellspring Academy Trust we believe that every school is unique, because it has a unique history, it serves a unique community context and is full of unique individuals. We value and celebrate the unique identities of our schools. We encourage them to innovate, create and develop their uniqueness because we want others to learn from them. Excellence is about diversity, not conformity. We do not believe that one size fits all.
We believe that every school can be successful.
We believe that effective systems are the key to success in schools.
We believe that effective leadership underpins effectiveness in schools.
We believe that effective Professional Development is a key driver for ongoing School Improvement.
We believe we’re different to other Trusts because we champion high performance through autonomy. We will give you tools that will help you. We will need certain information at key points in the year in order to help you measure your performance and benchmark it against others.
We’re different because we have schools in the Primary, Special, PRU and Alternative Provision sectors. We’re specialists in Behaviour Management and in tailoring learning to meet the needs of individual learners. The sectors we work in demonstrates our commitment to Inclusion.
We are different to the Local Authority because we have outstanding Heads with real provenance leading our organisation. We will always remain rooted in practice… that means we will stay close to our schools, we will understand it from the school’s point of view and will respond quickly to needs as they evolve.
We believe that empowering your autonomy is the best way to create a sustainably outstanding school system.
We believe that we can make a difference.