Vision and values

Making the difference together

Vision

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

Aims

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
learners:
• 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

Core Values

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

Core pledges

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

Core behaviours

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.


 

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  • @DanesEdTrust Image09:42 - 20/05/2024 It was a privilege to host the Trust Leaders Network event with . Grateful for the opportunity to share our belief in collaboration and making a difference together. pic.twitter.com/McxSUIhxp0
  • @DanesEdTrust Image12:09 - 16/05/2024 Tune in for the latest episode of the "Train to Teach" podcast as we follow Emily's transition from performing on cruise ships to standing in front of a classroom! https://t.co/0pdWnrBogi
  • @DanesEdTrust Image10:16 - 28/03/2024 Local Teacher Training, Local Lives Changed! Train to Teach is proud to be part of Danes Educational Trust, we are a family of schools in Hertfordshire who are making a difference together training the next generation of teachers. Want to know more https://t.co/KU3UqV8RIp pic.twitter.com/3S1P5lqbIL
  • @train_to_teach_ Image02:45 - 26/03/2024 Local Teacher Training, Local Lives Changed! Train to Teach is proud to be part of Danes Educational Trust, we are a family of schools in Hertfordshire who are making a difference together training the next generation of teachers. Want to know more https://t.co/KU3UqV8RIp pic.twitter.com/3S1P5lqbIL
  • @DanesEdTrust Image07:48 - 08/03/2024 Well done to our U13 girls’ football team, who won the 1st ever Danes Cup for international women’s day! Thanks ⁦⁩ and ⁦⁩ for organising! pic.twitter.com/d3L2t2kiBj
  • @CDSPhysEd Image05:11 - 08/03/2024 Well done to our U13 girls’ football team, who won the 1st ever Danes Cup for international women’s day! Thanks ⁦⁩ and ⁦⁩ for organising! pic.twitter.com/d3L2t2kiBj
  • @DanesEdTrust Image01:24 - 05/03/2024 What is intelligent alignment, and how did our data strategy help us to achieve this at Danes Educational Trust? Trust Data Lead, Rob Wall has contributed to 's new ebook for MAT leaders. https://t.co/yvLxIjjSlm
  • @DanesEdTrust Image11:45 - 05/03/2024 Baroness Barran MBE, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the School System, praised for its innovative approaches to attendance during a recent visit https://t.co/UwzHBUsNyC
  • @DanesEdTrust Image02:59 - 04/03/2024 It was wonderful to host , at this morning. https://t.co/nzz0koYUxV
  • @DanesEdTrust Image09:11 - 15/02/2024 Congratulations to staff and students https://t.co/08E3Q1kc1e
  • @DanesEdTrust Image09:10 - 15/02/2024 Tune in for the latest episode of the "Train to Teach" podcast! This episode called "Eureka moment" uncovers the story of Chris' evolution from the world of visuals on stage to education! https://t.co/ovpa7ckbHR pic.twitter.com/ePxGqAuQ0Z
  • @train_to_teach_ Image03:52 - 05/02/2024 Tune in for the latest episode of the "Train to Teach" podcast! This episode called "Eureka moment" uncovers the story of Chris' evolution from the world of visuals on stage to education! https://t.co/ovpa7ckbHR pic.twitter.com/ePxGqAuQ0Z