WHO ARE WE?
In September 2023 two Rotherham based multi-academy trusts merged, Inspire Learning Trust and Leaders in Learning, to form Inspire Learning Trust. This marked a significantly positive move for the educational provision in Rotherham and the wider region. This new trust is an exciting addition to the wider educational offer in our area. We are a collaborative of educational institutions, from primary through secondary to post-16 and including specialist provision for students up to 25 years. We have grown out of a strong learning community model; covering learners 3-19. Our journey began a decade or so ago, through the development of a highly effective mixed age learning communities. Colleagues from across the age ranges and educational stages have met regularly since then to share a common ethos, vision and principles and work collaboratively to improve the educational offer and opportunities for children and young people in our communities. With this newly merged trust our aim is to cement and formalise partnerships to ensure that we continue to offer our children and young people the very best educational experiences, therefore improving outcomes and the life chances for children and young people. We will do this through our growth strategy, with the focus on Educational Growth, Partnership Growth and Community Growth.
We are committed to developing a set of shared values through every aspect of our daily work. These values are the development of: Respect, Responsibility, Resourcefulness, Resilience, Reflection, Risk taking and Relationships.
Today, we still firmly believe that by working together, supporting and challenging each other, sharing and developing outstanding practice and resources, all children and young people can excel and will receive the best that our education system has to offer. We are forward thinking and innovative; demonstrating successfully our commitment to work in partnership within the local and national context.
Our vision is predicated on an intent for institutions to retain its own Headteacher / Principal, leadership team and local governing body, under an ‘aligned autonomy’ model. Fundamentally, we want to ensure that all areas of the Trust continue to flourish and that each academy continues to provide the best possible learning and care.
This Trust will grow and develop from a position of strength. We are building firm foundations and through that strategy we are building a collective capacity to support and challenge schools and colleges, within the Trust today and for future partners.
The time is now, the time is right to enter into a conversation with us.
OUR CORE VALUES
Inspire Learning Trust is committed to… Educational Social Responsibility
Inspire Learning Trust is an organisation driven by a desire to provide a truly outstanding and inspirational educational experience for all its pupils and students. Underpinning this aspiration, is an equal commitment to being a wonderful place to work and a valued and impactful community asset. Inspire Learning Trust works tirelessly to develop a strong ethos encapsulated within the statement below.
‘Together, within this multi academy trust, we will work to inspire learners to achieve, for today, for tomorrow and into the future’.
Through a process of engagement and collaboration, Inspire Learning Trust has further developed this ethos, by encouraging each establishment to define their specific purpose in the development of the young people they support.
● ‘Inspiring lives, creating possibilities, shaping futures’ – Sitwell Junior School
● ‘Inspired to achieve’ – Oakwood High School
● ‘A tradition of achievement – a future of opportunity’ – Thomas Rotherham College
● ‘Everyone succeeds’ – Winterhill School
Underpinning this ethos, Inspire Learning Trust has embedded a set of common values that are believed in and shared, by the trusts, staff, pupils, and trustees.
Respect, Responsibility, Resourcefulness, Resilience, Reflection, Risk taking and Relationships
Inspire Learning Trust has a strong belief in its approach to learning and the positive impact that this delivers for its pupils, teachers and communities.
Inspire Learning Trust will be: A safe place for everyone
We will work:
● To ensure that all pupils / students learn to their full potential in a caring and supportive environment.
● To improve life chances by helping to grow into well rounded, work and adult life ready children and young people.
● To provide challenging learning experiences that develop pupils / students as successful confident young adults.
We are committed to developing a set of shared values through every aspect of our daily work. We firmly believe that by working together, supporting and challenging each other, sharing and developing outstanding practice and resources, all children and young people can excel and will receive the best that our education system has to offer. We pride ourselves on being forward thinking and innovative; successfully demonstrating our commitment to work in partnership within the local and national context.
Over the next 3 to 5 years, the Trust is committed to extending this impact through:
● Incremental improvement across all aspects of the Trust’s operations
● The inclusion of new like-minded schools and colleges within the Trust
● The delivery of structured community and partnership engagement
‘Inspire Learning Trust: Vision for Growth’ comprises of three strategic pillars:
Our core values, our ethos, priorities, vision and aims are what root us as a Trust. However the educational landscape may shift we remain committed to a value-led educational provision. Our core values define who we are, what we stand for, will not shift as personalities come and go and they determine our direction of travel: they are non-negotiable.