About

Vision Statement

Unity Education Trust (UET) is a Multi-Academy Trust built on developing like minded schools to outstanding and beyond through collaborative working that develops a unity of purpose in all that we do.

The Trust sets high expectations in every aspect of our work, providing pupils with the best opportunities through outstanding teaching, the development of 21st century facilities, inspirational leadership and a growth mindset approach.

We will ensure that each of our academies maintains its unique identities at the heart of their communities and engaging with all partners and stakeholders and other high performing educational organisations.

Ethos

An unrelenting belief and focus that all students can achieve high standards, what ever their background and life experiences when given a positive climate of support, challenge and the development of Growth Mindset through outstanding teaching.

Committed to the notion of ‘raising aspirations to fulfil potential’ Ensuring our learners are encouraged to build confidence, expand their leadership qualities and embrace British Values that enable all to thrive in an ever changing society.

All members of our UET are valued for their individuality and nurtured to ensure high levels of success through creative approaches which develop people with a passion for learning, ability to be adaptable and supportive of all within our community.

UET – Underpinning Principles

Unity believes in setting high aspirations for all its learners and that all children, regardless of their background, ability or life experiences, can achieve high standards and flourish in outstanding education setting that cares for all.

  • UET academies ensure a growth mindset for all that does not place limitations on any of its learners and as a result learners aspirations are high and are strong self motivated learners.
  • UET academies operate on the principle ‘Unity of Purpose’ in all that they do, supporting each other.
  • UET is a multi academy trust which recognises that successful academies are built upon the key foundations of:
    • Excellent leadership and high expectations, standards and professional effectiveness
    • An unrelenting focus on raising aspirations and the focus on progress and improvement for all.
    • High standards of behaviour, positive environments and work ethic. “The Unity Way’
    • Innovative teaching and learning that is lead by active teacher practitioners and researchers that engages all learners.
    • Precise and focussed improvement planning that is designed to develop all our academies incorporating cutting edge developments and succession planning.
    • Promoting a positive work life balance for all.
  • UET core Education, Business and Operational Directorate and Governor services have been designed to effectively challenge and support leadership and management within our academies.
  • UET believes that maintaining local schools in their community and providing children and their families in those communities to have access to those schools. UET is not a selective trust and we follow the he Local Authority admissions criteria.
  • UET will set up clear lines of support for our Academy LGBin terms of accountability, transparency and compliancy.
  • UET is am employer of excellence. Providing high level continued professional development combined with detailed career development opportunities where all feel valued.

UET – Scheme of Delegation

The underlying principles for the UET Schemes of Delegation are:

  1. UET is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee, committed to our own ethos and principles.
  2. UET is confidently governed by a Board of Directors who are responsible for and oversee the management and the administration of the organisation and its academies.
  3. The Board of Directors will operate in line with their Schemes of Delegation in order for UET academies’ Local Governing Bodies (LGBs)to full meet the needs of their pupils, staff and the local community.
  4. The Board of Directors are accountable to external government agencies including the Charities Commission, Education Funding Agency and the Department For Education for the education provided and ensuring that all statutory obligations are met.
  5. In order to discharge these responsibilities, the Board of Directors appoints Governors to serve on LGBs to ensure good governance of individual academies. The LGBs are are at all times subject to any directions the Board of Directors may give. The terms of this delegation may be altered suspended or withdrawn by the Board of Directors.
  6. The Schemes of Delegation describe the process by which the Board of Directors fulfil their roles for the leadership and management of all academies. They also outline the respective roles and responsibilities of the Board of Directors and members of the LGBs to ensure the success of each academy.
  7. UET believes that the representatives of each academy LGB are best placed to service the needs of their academy and their communities.On occasions, a single LGB may be delegated responsibility for more than one academy.
  8. Responsibility for the strategy, management and operations for each academy will be delegated to LGBs based on education and finance standards. Certain decisions and actions in respect of UET and the academies are reserved to the Board of Directors.
  9. The Scheme of Delegation has been put in place by the Board of Directors in accordance with UET articles of association.

UET Core Offer

The core offer is built around individual needs UET academies by:

  • Enable leaders and all other academy staff to raise standards of achievement and attainment through ensuring outstanding practices
  • Ensuring that the academies of UET achieve outstanding value for money
  • Building capacity across all aspects of Education, Business and Operational approaches
  • Ensuring we minimise bureaucracy to enable all to achieve an unrelenting focus of supporting and achieving the best for our learners

We will achieve this by deploying a central team of outstanding PR action era who will work every academy to develop and confidently share consistent best practice, [providing quality assured and value for money central services.

Essential features of Governance

UET has an expectation that governance at all levels is:

  • Outward facing rather than internally preoccupied
  • Encouraging of equality and diversity
  • Consistent leadership over and above our outstanding administration detail
  • Collaborative approaches in decision ,making and sharing practice
  • Proactive approach to strategic leadership in an ever changing educational landscape rather than reactive approach to national developments and initiative.

Education Core Offer

UET intention is to provide and outstanding education for all our learners across the Trust’s portfolio of primary and secondary academies.

Through UET core offer, our intention is to:

  • Provide an outstanding education for all learners across the trust
  • Achieve sustainable success in our academies with the ultimate goal of obtaining an outstanding grade in Ofsted section 5 framework
  • Offer an education experience that is personalised to our learners and ensuring an environment where discipline, respect and care for others in our and the surrounding communities are paramount.
  • Develop confident individuals who confident independent learners who enjoy learning and make progress in a safe environment
  • Develop responsible citizens who value core British Values and L make positive contributions their communities and society
  • Equip our learners for a confident transition into the next stage / phase their education life / career. To ensure all learners adopt a can do attitude based on a Growth Mindset approach.

Education Improvement Services

To provide flexible active support for raising standards in:

  • Teaching & learning
  • Leadership development at all levels – to include leadership quality assurance
  • English and Literacy
  • Maths and numeracy
  • ICT / computers
  • Science and humanities
  • Creative and performance

Providing:

  • Data support (ensuring understanding, interpreting and applying performance data by all staff
  • Effective Learning Support and Special Educational Needs services
  • Effective behaviour support and centre
  • Robust and compliant safeguarding support
  • Effective and responsive ICT services to enhance learning
  • A core school improvement team.
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