Diverse Academies Trust

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About Diverse Academies Trust

Founded in September 2011, Diverse Academies is a multi-academy trust consisting of 14 academies – six secondary, six primary and two special – across Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire.

Our vision

To inspire. To raise aspirations. To create brighter tomorrows.

Our mission

We nurture curiosity, develop wellbeing and empower children and young people to go beyond their aspirations. Together, we make a difference in our diverse communities, and in the lives of those who learn with us and work with us.

Our values

We empower

We respect

We care

Diversity is core to our Trust

Across our primary, secondary and special academies, we believe that all of our children and young people should be given the very best chance in life to progress – whether into further or higher education, employment or a more independent adulthood.

Our shared, common purpose ensures our strategy clearly connects us. We actively encourage and support each of our academies to develop further, recognising that high levels of success are not sustained by adopting a ‘one size fits all’ model nor by working in isolation.

Collectively, we share and co-develop best practice for the benefit of all our academies. Whatever the size and shape of the academy, the accomplishment and development of each individual student is at the heart of what we do. We believe that this is best achieved through maintaining and developing each academy’s own individual characteristics, framed within a consistent set of Trust-wide values and through a vision and mission which is common to all.

We put our children and young people first

We have high aspirations and expectations for all those who attend our academies. Beyond the classroom we provide opportunities to nurture existing talents, as well as opportunities to try new things – enabling our young people to develop a range of skills. We adopt firm and consistent behaviour policies, ensuring our students learn in calm, disciplined environments. We value our students’ opinions, and engage parents and carers in creating the very best outcomes for their children.

How we work together

Our staff are part of a family of academies. Our team of educational, business and operational experts provide support and guidance, and challenge accepted professional thinking. We empower our colleagues to enable our students and pupils to meet the highest possible standards, and we recognise that all our staff have a role in improving student outcomes. We have an established framework of core principles and practice to which all our academies subscribe, which are developed and agreed on in collaboration. Our colleagues access the very best professional development and therefore maintain high levels of quality teaching and support.

Retford, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom