Empower Trust is a network of unique and diverse church and community academies dedicated to ensuring the provision of an outstanding education for every child within the Trust. We champion a collaborative approach to school improvement and develop and promote innovative and dynamic approaches to learning, combining levels of expertise across our academies. We aim to support all stakeholders to raise aspirations for all our children and nurture their ambitions for future success.
Empower Trust celebrates the fact that every school is different. Each academy retains their unique ethos and character in order to meet the needs of its local community. Local Governing Bodies ensure local needs are prioritised. We aim to support all children to become successful learners and to develop into young people of whom the family, academy and community can be proud.
Our mission is to ensure that we give every child the very best education possible – socially, morally and academically. We believe that education needs to be exciting and motivational. Academies within Empower Trust demonstrate the courage to innovate and empower every member of the school community to play their part in developing exciting and imaginative child-centred learning experiences.
We will ensure every child receives a high quality education within an inclusive, caring environment by:
Enabling each child to become a happy, confident and enthusiastic learner, willing to take risks with their learning – to be the best they can be;
Guiding, supporting and inspiring every child to fulfil their potential, emotionally, physically, spiritually and intellectually, both during their time at school and in their life ahead;
Providing an excellent academic and holistic education inclusive of access to sporting, cultural and artistic activities;
Fostering life skills, hard work, resilience and conscientious application of study skills;
Developing a culture of inclusion and diversity in which everyone – children, parents, staff, governors and members of the community – is welcomed and their opinions valued.
There are some common features in all of our academies, including:
An exciting and inspirational curriculum and extra-curricular activities to broaden opportunity and experience for all children;
A drive to inspire and motivate life-long learners;
A culture of mutual respect and teamwork – between children, parents and staff;
High standards and rates of progress;
An early and consistent focus on developing key literacy and numeracy skills;
A focus on developing healthy schools – including a focus on maintaining the mental health and well-being of children and adults;
A uniform code to nurture a sense of identity and responsibility and high expectations around personal appearance;
A Local Governing Body and a Headteacher exercising high levels of local autonomy within this framework; and
A commitment to excellence and a culture of no excuses.
'We actively promote opportunities for every child, adult and school to influence their own practice and future'.
'We encourage and support every child, adult and school to aim high and achieve their aspirations'.
'We work together to support everyone to achieve their aims'.
'We adopt a 'can do' attitude and an optimistic approach'.
'We are thoughtful and considerate to ourselves, others and the environment.'
'We are honest, transparent and fair in everything we do.'