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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  • 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
  • DanesEdTrust Image07:15 - 20/06/2019 Fantastic Leadership Forum today with fruitful sharing of ideas across our current and joiner schools. https://t.co/Sxe1BlFiyr
  • DanesEdTrust Image08:38 - 20/06/2019 Looking forward to welcoming colleagues from Danes Educational Trust schools for our leadership forum today. https://t.co/FyW4uFUtIQ
  • DanesEdTrust Image05:24 - 19/06/2019 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/XRb2IOGGE4
  • 10:51 - 14/06/2019 So proud of all our talented students and staff for a spectacular (and very messy) last night of Bugsy Malone this evening. Thank you to Ms Elliott for a superb production. More photos to come on the website over the weekend. https://t.co/v7jj8U0W6Q
  • 01:05 - 12/06/2019 ICYMI: Two exciting opportunities to join our fantastic staff team as a Learning Support Practitioner or Receptionist and Reprographics Technician. Closing date for both is 17th June. Details: https://t.co/qDcNkgWAr1 https://t.co/Pg98jMw7Hu