Autonomy and Alignment

Each school within the Trust has its own distinct ethos. There is alignment across the schools within the Trust with respect to values, expectations, systems and operating procedures and in commissioning services.

There is also alignment on key policies relating to finance and HR. A Trust-wide recruitment and retention programme ensures that talent is captured and nurtured.

As the Trust grows, there will be alignment of key educational policies across all the schools. A school improvement strategy is currently facilitated by a commonality of assessment and reporting procedures with aligned data collection points. The intention is to work towards having the same exam syllabi being used across the schools in the Trust where this is mutually agreed by Headteachers.

Autonomy is demonstrated in the individual cultures of the schools within the Trust: distinct uniforms, the individual school’s own relationship with the community and its own networks. The Trust will not rename or brand established schools that join. The naming and blueprinting of Croxley Danes in the image of St Clement Danes was a deliberate policy to ensure that the brand new secondary school was successfully launched and grows confidently.

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  • DanesEdTrust Image07:00 - 20/07/2019 We are delighted to announce the election of Jane Bristow as Chair of the Danes Educational Trust Board. She succeeds Rosie Faunch who moves away from the area having had a huge impact on the work of the Trust and its schools. https://t.co/TaAga08HJh
  • 08:26 - 05/07/2019 Congratulations Clement Danes School on being designated as one of the new computing hubs, supporting the vision for a world-leading computing education in England. 👏
  • DanesEdTrust Image09:10 - 04/07/2019 Absolutely delighted that one of our schools, has become one of the first of 23 National Computing Hubs. Looking forward to working closely with , , , to provide world-leading computing education. https://t.co/iczC3xHzRA
  • DanesEdTrust Image08:15 - 01/07/2019 Extremely proud to be welcoming Chancellor's School into the Danes Educational Trust today. Looking forward to 'making the difference together' for students across our three schools in Hertfordshire: and . https://t.co/ID6WibYfWx
  • DanesEdTrust Image07:00 - 29/06/2019 Last chance: A range of part-time and full-time roles across HR, Finance, Communications and Curriculum Support are now being advertised. Join our growing team at our two schools in South West Hertfordshire. Details: https://t.co/YJzTKT7Htd https://t.co/iNIFot2LKX
  • 12:42 - 26/06/2019 Opportunity to join St Clement Danes School as Site Manager, working with a fantastic team of caretakers to manage our extensive site and first rate facilities. Closing date 5th July Details: https://t.co/RTmep2TZzd https://t.co/q9MwZyknPJ
  • DanesEdTrust Image07:00 - 26/06/2019 ICYMI: A range of part-time and full-time roles across HR, Finance, Communications and Curriculum Support are now being advertised. Join our growing team at our two schools in South West Hertfordshire. Details: https://t.co/YJzTKTpiRN https://t.co/3QqRB32VB2
  • DanesEdTrust Image02:16 - 21/06/2019 What makes some schools stand out? Thought-provoking article in today by our CEO Dr Josephine Valentine, referencing and its ‘Growing the Top’ pilot. https://t.co/Jerh36O2pA