Vision and values
Making the difference together
Danes Educational Trust’s vision is to develop hubs of excellence comprising primary and
secondary schools, focused around their local community. We equip our learners with the
skills they need to become curious, creative and courageous and ensure that our school
environments are places where their talents are nurtured, so that they become happy and
confident 21st century global citizens.
We are a family of schools and we make the difference together as one Trust.
Expectations of all the schools within the Trust:
• Our schools continually strive to provide a world-class education
• Our learners make better-than-expected progress
• Our learners enjoy learning
• Our stakeholders know and understand our schools at the heart of their communities
• Our schools are held in high esteem by parents, learners and staff
The overarching aim of Danes Educational Trust is to provide world-class, all-through
three-18 education, through creating a community of outstanding schools. All schools share
the highest aspirations and commitment to achieving the best outcomes for all of their
• A world-class educational experience for all
• An insatiable drive to improve learner outcomes
• Excellence in leadership and learning, recruitment and retention
• Access to exceptional professional development
• Impact-focussed autonomy and accountability
We value joy in working, teaching and learning together
We encourage everyone within our Trust to feel optimistic about the future and how they can shape it
We support all individuals in developing resilience to enable them to change and grow as a result
We value and support the wellbeing of all individuals who learn and work in our schools
We provide equality of opportunity and experience for all
We provide a safe and secure learning environment for all
We will know you, listen to you and help you to know yourselves
We will support you to become successful, active, and independent
We want you to be curious, adaptable, creative and courageous
We will give you opportunities to reach your potential through taking risks and applying your learning beyond the classroom
Pledges to our staff
We will maintain a face-to-face culture where you are known, valued and supported
We will nurture your talent, know your aspirations and provide you with rich, diverse and personalised development
We will encourage you to develop new initiatives and empower you to take these forward
Pledges to our community
We will work closely with parents/carers, listen to you and take account of your views
We will work with governors and the local community to develop strong partnerships that support our families
We will work through regional, national and global partnerships to learn from others and share best practice
We are unified in our core behaviours. We display transparency, kindness and respect in all our interactions with others, and support each other in all our endeavours. We are tenacious in our desire in making the difference together.
Diversity and inclusion
Danes Educational Trust is committed to building a fair and inclusive culture where everyone can thrive and be of their best by embracing the differences they bring.
Evidenced by our core values we recognise the importance of a safe and respectful place to work for our staff and learners, where there is no place for inequality of any kind.
We continue to do everything we can to employ and educate without prejudice with guidance from the equality, diversity and inclusion specialist on our Trust Board. Our progress has been recognised by the achievement of a Silver Equalities Award at St Clement Danes School, we will be exploring this recognition with other schools across the Trust.