The Trust works with partner schools to deliver its mission through a distinctive model built on collaboration, strong executive leadership and management, effective local governance, curriculum expertise and professional business and financial management.
The Trust's strategic objectives are clustered around five strategic themes:
Learning, teaching and assessment
Enterprise and growth
The Funding Agreement is the contract between the Secretary of State for Education and the academy that sets out the terms on which the academy is funded. The Funding Agreement specifies how the academy is run, its duties and the powers the Secretary of State has over the academy. The Funding Agreement is the method by which academies are held accountable to the Department for Education (DfE). In places the Funding Agreement makes specific references to existing legislation to ensure that academies operate in a similar fashion to other state-funded schools and that there is parity between academies and other state schools. Funding Agreements are not static and may be updated as the law and policy relating to academies changes.