Welcome to The Castle Partnership Trust

We are a local Trust with an absolute commitment to our local area and an ambition to serve all the children and families in our communities. To do this we have partnerships with all our local schools regardless of whether they are in the Trust or not, seeking to ensure that every child achieves exceptionally, has a strong sense of belonging and of their own intrinsic worth and value, and for every child to participate in learning, a wealth of enrichment and in the community, local, national and global. This is what drives us. An ambition for all children and to engineer social change for the better through powerfully addressing disadvantage in all its forms through education.

We are currently four school that work together in an atmosphere of cheerful and excited collaboration that support teachers to deliver exceptional education. Our schools have their own Headteacher who is also part of the Trust Strategic leadership team, and their own Local Governing Body that scrutinises the work of the school and holds it to account on behalf of the Trust and its communities.

 

Our vision and values

Our values are simple: that every child is entitled to the best education we can provide, that they are entitled to be valued for their own intrinsic value, to belong to a successful organisation that affirms their identify and celebrates difference and diversity, and to be given a rich and engaging curriculum that demands their participation in learning, enrichment and the community.

This leads to our mantra

Every Child Achieves,

Every Child Belongs,

Every Child participates in learning, enrichment and the community.

 

Our mission

Our mission is to deliver exceptional education to every child in our local communities, that we support their families by supporting vulnerable families and children, making sure that every child is safe and nurtured. In order to achieve this, we are a local trust with strong partnerships with all schools in our communities so that we can work together to ensure this.

Our commitment is that every child will achieve exceptionally, have strong sense of belonging and of their own intrinsic worth and value, and for every child to participate in learning, a wealth of enrichment and in the community, local, national and global. This is what drives us. An ambition for all children and to engineer social change for the better through powerfully addressing disadvantage in all its forms through education.

  • To ensure that teaching is the best it can be through recruiting and retaining the very best teachers, and through excellent CPD, investing in our teachers so they are able to deliver lessons that are engaging and knowledge-rich, and lead to children enjoying learning, discovering new things, engaging in challenging ideas and expressing themselves fluently. We have an enviable reputation for supporting and developing staff, both teaching and business staff, and are an engine-room for talent. We have a clear progression through a curriculum for teachers, that starts with Initial Teacher Training, through to NQT and RQT, experienced teachers through to UPS and leadership. We invest in those who want to lead and give opportunities to experience leadership roles at every level in in all areas

 

  • To ensure that every child with SEND or SEMH achieves the same progress, experiences the same enriching opportunities and has the same sense of belonging and intrinsic value and worth as any other child in the Trust. Addressing this is one of the main motivations for the Trust. By working together, we have been able to resource our SEND team effectively, to deploy those resources where they are needed most and enhance support for families. This is where our work beyond the Trust can be most effective; working with all our schools to ensure that need is identified as early as possible and that the right support is in place for that child to thrive.

 

  • To ensure that we powerfully address disadvantage and achieve social change that benefits everyone through education. We identify the barriers to children from disadvantaged backgrounds and by concentrating our resources, effect bigger strategic changes. For example, research tells us that teachers make the biggest difference to children from disadvantaged backgrounds and our investment in our teachers is significant and has impact. All children in the Trust have an entitlement to exciting enrichment and cultural equity but we positively and consistently strive for equity, our strategy is to deliberately and systematically promote cultural enrichment to our disadvantaged children.

     

    Compare the performance of our schools here.
     

    Trust Improvement Priorities determined by the Board on 30th November 21

    1. Orchard Grove: to establish an outstanding provision at Orchard Grove

    2. Development of the Trust SEND/SEMH strategy.

    3. Nursery expansion and EYFS. The Trust’s commitment to working with families

    4. Ensuring that all our schools are at least judged Good in their next inspection.

    5.Trust growth and reputation:

    a) How we ensure that we all see One Trust benefiting all of our children, young people and families.

    b) We develop collaborative and trusting relationships with both neighbouring maintained schools and SATs (Stand Alone Academies) without necessitating joining the MAT, to the benefit all our children, young people and families.