The aim of the Sentamu Academy Learning Trust is to provide the best possible educational outcomes for young people locally. Following the principle of “Starting with the End in Sight”, we want to ensure that all our pupils are highly equipped to progress at 18 to higher education or employment, and in so doing, reverse what for some families has been four generations of unemployment. Through excellent levels of pastoral care, academic challenge and inspirational teaching and learning, we want to provide our young people with a positive vision of all their lives could be, so that they can become active citizens, able to make a positive contribution to their community and to society at large.
Our vision is underpinned by three core values:
- Only “outstanding” is good enough;
- Social disadvantage must never be allowed to be a barrier to success;
- A culture of “no excuses”
We aim to achieve this vision as a trust by providing a supportive and accountable framework within which underperforming schools can convert as sponsored academies, and within which stronger schools becoming academies can lead the drive for all academies within the MAT to become outstanding. The focus will be on working in partnership, with a rigorous but collegiate approach to support and challenge that raises the bar for school leaders, staff and governors. The MAT will be fully inclusive and will include both community schools and Church of England schools.