Our Ethos and Vision
Successful, aspirational and inclusive learning for everyone
Our ambition is to create academies which are exemplars of values-driven education and which have sustainability at their heart. They will be both a cornerstone of the local community and recognised for their inspirational and evidence-based learning. Professor Joy Carter DL
Former Vice Chancellor of UoW
What makes our Academy Trust different?
The University of Winchester values of ‘compassion, ‘individuals matter’ and ‘spirituality’, they underpin our Trust, and are deep rooted in our everyday work.
As an outstanding provider of Teacher Education, the university is committed to providing excellent professional development for all UWinAT staff. This is funded by the university and designed to meet the needs of our schools, according to our annual identified priorities. This is open to all staff and draws on the latest research informed practice. This year (2022) we are launching our first international study opportunity. Five UWinAT staff will visit Denmark to work along side colleagues at the University of South Denmark to study early years learning and the use of the outdoors. The visit also enables staff to work with the Lego Education department for a day and to visit schools and other settings.
The Arts Council England have appointed our Trust to be a Creativity Collaborative, this means that with a large grant of 360K over three years, our Trust and invited colleagues from other schools will have access to the very best international experts in this field, Teachers and leaders will be supported with resources to innovate learning and develop a truly inspiring creative pedagogy at the heart of our schools.
Our Trust has ambitions to grow to a medium size (10-12 schools max). We aim to focus our work in primary, we recognise that there are huge opportunities for primary colleagues and leaders to collaborate and support each other. School leaders form a Leadership Board and are able to influence the development and direction of the Trust.
Governing boards from each school form Local Academy Committees. This structure ensures that governors through peer support and attendance at Trust Board / Committees, also have a voice which is valued and listened to by Trustees.
|Our school community cares for and respects people, animals and the planet. We are outward looking and have a strong sense of social justice.
Respectful citizens of the world are developed through:
Individuals who can achieve their potential and who champion fairness are developed through:
|In our school, the physical and emotional wellbeing of individuals is important, as are their opinions and views.
Independent and confident individuals are developed through:
Individuals with a lifelong love of learning are developed through:
|We welcome people of all faiths and none. Our school helps us to grow and flourish mentally, physical and spiritually, as a whole person, learning to be creative and resilient and able to face life’s challenges.
Individuals who appreciate that creativity is a way of working, thinking and being are developed through:
Together, we aim to explore the mystery of life and to grow in wisdom and love through: