Our Trust's Vision & Values
Consortium's fundamental aim is to maintain and enhance the position of community schools at the heart of our communities across East Anglia. We have a passion for, and recognise that for smaller primary schools to remain vibrant and viable, closer integration and collaborative working is necessary to ensure that our curriculum is exciting, provision is full and the outcomes for pupils are exceptional.
We exist to support our schools, communities and children, not as a business, but as a mutual co-operative of professionals. Our Trust and it's schools share financial, physical and intellectual resources, pooling them at the appropriate level with the primary aim to secure better outcomes for all pupils.
'Where together, excellence and pupils thrive'
Whatever the size, community schools in rural locations face particular challenges at a time when the local authority maintained sector is experiencing decreasing capacity. The current funding system, for example, penalises schools with relatively fewer pupils. It is our belief and experience; however, that such schools can provide an excellent standard of education and that the key to achieving this is collaborative working, school-to-school support and delegated decision-making.