Focus Learning Trust
Warwickshire, United Kingdom
About Focus Learning Trust
Who are we?
Focus Learning Trust was established as a registered charity in 2003 for the advancement of education, primarily providing leadership and support to its network of 23 UK, non-selective, independent schools which are registered as schools with a religious character, following the national curriculum.
We are part of the OneSchool Global network – one of the most extensive and progressive networks of schools and educational support services in the world. With schools in 20 countries worldwide, our 9000 students are benefiting from the amazing results of global collaboration and cutting-edge educational methods.
With over 20 years of experience in delivering innovative and challenging education to students of all abilities, we are committed to achieving the highest levels of teaching from our staff and academic potential from our students.
OneSchool is a dynamic, global high-achieving education provider which challenges learning norms and fosters a positive learning culture.
We develop critical thinkers who engage, not only in a variety of on-request learning experiences to facilitate collaborative problem solving but also leadership skills to see and lead with integrity through tomorrow’s challenges.
A shared language of learning underpins a culture in which learning is personalised and progress is measured and celebrated.
As an employer of choice, we continuously develop staff through the OneSchool Teacher Academy, which enables career pathways through global professional collaboration.
Calling creative and innovative teachers who want to take the challenge outside the norms of the traditional classroom...
Focus is making a significant contribution to career progression and professional development in independent education. Our focus is on recruiting, training and retaining, with innovations such as the Teacher Academy raising the bar in all areas. Teachers are drawn from both the state and independent sectors and the breadth of cultural and professional diversity is evident in the cross-section of staff from entirely diverse ethnic backgrounds and faiths.
We value and support our staff and work with NQT and NPQH schemes to ensure they get the status and qualifications they need and deserve. Of the 1,600 dedicated educational professionals employed globally, over 500 work in the UK in close cooperation, sharing best practice, professional learning opportunities and resources.
The development of learning and teaching in Focus schools, including the use of the fully inclusive classroom, a differentiated curriculum and the pursuit of the self-directed learning pathway, has created an opportunity for the creative and innovative teachers who want to take the challenge outside the norms of the traditional classroom.
As a result, we are experiencing high job satisfaction and excellent student outcomes.
Located centrally in the Midlands, the Teacher Academy space encourages questioning, discussion, enquiry and reflection that builds a culture of professional development.
Educators all over the world recognise the need for continuous growth and professional development and the value of doing this as a community of learners. Teachers throughout the network complete regular Assignments – like those they prepare for their students – that will support and deepen their professional practice and understanding, promote collaboration, and develop a rich pool of shared professional resources.
Focus offer 100 hours of CPD per year which includes inset days, targeted professional development and Teacher Academy Programmes and enables our teachers to:
- Experience self-directed learning in a 21st Century professional learning environment
- Work collaboratively as part of a team on a common area of interest
- Test new ideas to improve student learning, progress and attainment
- Develop personal and professional competencies, linking, where possible, to performance management targets
- Have opportunity to develop an area for enquiry/action research
- Actively support and contribute to the realisation of the OneSchool Global Vision for Learning
Mission, Vision & Values
Our mission is to ensure that our students develop the understanding, skills, knowledge and attitudes that enable them to fulfil their potential and contribute to their community and the community at large.
“A global education ecosystem that develops life-ready students who learn how to learn.”
In coming to this school each student, parent and staff member shall uphold the values of the School:
- Integrity - uprightness and honesty;
- Care and Compassion – kindness, consideration and generosity to the whole community;
- Respect – for all people, property, opinions and those in authority;
- Responsibility – for our actions, progress and the environment;
- Commitment – to self-discipline and the pursuit of excellence.