Windsor Academy Trust (WAT)
Dudley, United Kingdom
About Windsor Academy Trust (WAT)
Windsor Academy Trust
Pride in Excellence, Unlocking Academic and Personal Potential
Windsor Academy Trust came into being in 2012, when Windsor High School and Sixth Form, one of the first converter Academies, was approached by the Department of Education to be a sponsor. The Trust was formed to improve the quality of educational provision through driving innovation and practitioner research and the sharing of ideas and best practice amongst its schools. We currently have nine open academies (four secondary and five primary) across three 2-18 Learning Communities in the Black Country.
Extremely proud of what we have achieved so far, the Trust’s vision is that through collaborative leadership we will continue to grow and provide the highest quality education to enable every pupil to realise their full aspirations. A powerful component of this success has been the synergy of primary and secondary collaboration.
This is a hugely exciting time for WAT as we develop further, with the recent announcement from The Department for Education that the provision of two new Secondary Free Schools in Walsall and Sandwell, are to be set up by WAT.
Windsor Academy Trust’s strapline is ‘Pride in Excellence’. Our aim is to strive for excellence in all we do in order to achieve excellence for the children we serve. We want all in the WAT family to feel proud to be part of a very special and unique movement.
Our moral purpose is ‘unlocking the academic and personal potential’ of our children. We want our children to know how to learn, have a love of learning and to achieve the academic outcomes that will open the door for them to go onto a university or career of their choice. We place equal emphasis on unlocking children personal potential whereby children have the opportunity to discover their passions and talents, develop as leaders and develop a positive character.
Within WAT we have five key plinths that are our main focus for our work.
- Teaching and Learning – our aim is to ‘enthuse, inspire, engage, ever lesson, every day’ through our ten Teaching and Learning Principles driven through robust practitioner research.
- Professional Development – for all staff we are ‘building leadership, teaching and support staff capacity for in-school and school-to-school support.
- Leadership – where we expect all children to be leaders of themselves and support the learning and personal potential of others. We expect children to be leaders ‘always in all ways’.
- Enterprise – here we are ‘building an enterprising spirit and supporting children to discover and achieve their career dreams’.
- Enrichment – that ‘provides exciting opportunities for children to pursue their passions, broaden their horizons and raise their aspirations’.
Much more information about WAT and its schools can be found on our website http://www.windsoracademytrust.org.uk