• We will strive to ensure that every child will benefit from excellent teaching, access to world class facilities, support and other development-centered resources.
  • We will raise standards of attainment for all young people to ensure they are equipped with the skills needed to progress into employment, further education and learning and higher education according to individual abilities, aptitudes and ambitions.
  • We will foster an ethos that promotes and celebrates learning that is fundamental to young people’s development and economic and social life, along with a commitment to independent and lifelong learning for all members of the community.
  • We will be open and honest with each other, our partners, stakeholders and funding organisations, in a climate of mutual trust.
  • We will work closely and collaboratively together as part of a learning society, developing and sharing good practice with each partner striving for excellence in all that we do.
  • We will keep parents and carers informed about their child’s progress and will publish our key performance targets and the results of each member organisation, keeping everyone up-to date on progress.
  • We will keep all stakeholders informed of key events and achievements as we continue to grow and develop services to meet local, regional and national targets.
  • We value diversity provided by our school and college communities and welcome all children and young people.
  • We expect the highest standards of behavior from young people and will ensure that through their education, they learn to play their part in the community and society as a whole.
  • We will be sensitive to the needs of each individual accessing our services, giving emotional, social, academic support and targeted guidance.
  • We are committed to improving the skills of our local and regional communities and employers.
  • We take pride in our learners, our Trust and our excellent reputation.
  • We will focus on excellence and continuous improvement.
  • We will deliver outstanding teaching, learning and assessment.
  • We value and nurture an enterprising approach.
  • We seek to inspire our learners and raise their aspirations by providing a supportive environment that enables them to grow in confidence, esteem, motivation and attitude.
  • We seek to maintain a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.
  • We will create a culture of collaboration and teamwork with staff who ‘go the extra mile’ to support our learners.
  • We value the financial strength of the Trust and the imperative to protect it, including each Academy retaining its separate funding status. Any surpluses/deficits will remain with each separate entity.

Safeguarding and Prevent

  • We will recognise and apply the moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of young people within Selby.
  • Young people will be respected and valued.
  • We will remain alert and vigilant to the signs of abuse, neglect, radicalisation and extremism and follow procedures to ensure young people within Selby receive effective support, protection and justice.
  • All those working within the Selby Educational Trust will share this commitment.