Achievement Through Collaboration Trust
Blackburn with Darwen, United Kingdom
About Achievement Through Collaboration Trust
Ethos & Values
1. We base our policies, curriculum and decisions on 3 core principles:
a. Children come first, and are at the heart of all we do.
Our schools exist for our learners. In formulating our policies and development priorities, the desire to create the best possible learning environment, deliver the best possible provision, and achieve the best possible outcomes for our young people is fundamental.
b. Positive relationships underpin all of our work.
Young people respond most positively and learn best, when their social and emotional development is strong. The craft of the classroom is multi-faceted, but we believe the most effective teachers have an ability to connect with learners and create a positive environment founded on encouragement. We work hard to create a climate in our schools where all members are respectful, providing safe and meaningful opportunities for students to develop positive relationships with one another so that they fully engage in learning.
c. High expectations and no barriers – everybody can achieve.
There is an expectation that all pupils will make progress relative to their starting points over the course of their time in our schools. We are committed to meeting the needs of all our learners, having very high expectations of our staff and the young people themselves. Barriers to learning cannot be viewed as excuses for underachievement and we will work with young people and their parents/carers to provide the support and challenge whatever the need.