Our Trust Newsletter – First Edition
Welcome to the first edition of ‘Our Trust’. This is our brand new publication dedicated to sharing how we are delivering our vision of transforming the life chances of young people through the application of a cognitive approach to education and of our core values: Child First, Aspiration, Challenge and Achieve.
There will be three editions of ‘Our Trust’ each year being published in the Autumn, Spring and Summer and we look forward to sharing some of the outstanding ideas and practices that are coming through each of our schools within the Trust.
In my role as CEO of the Thinking Schools Academy Trust over the last few months I have had the opportunity to visit every school within our Trust and discuss with school leaders, teachers and students their experience of living our vision of transforming life chances and the role of our cognitive approach to education in achieving that vision. This was one of the key motivations for me in establishing ‘Our Trust’. Seeing the profound impact of the implementation of a common philosophy of education across so many different types of school in a wide variety of contexts has been a very powerful experience and has reinforced my belief that our vision of developing individuals who have the cognitive tools to master their own destiny is truly the right way to transform the life chances of the young people trusted into our care.
I hope you enjoy ‘Our Trust’. Thank you to everyone in the organisation for their hard work and dedication in making our vision a reality, have a great Christmas and New Year, I look forward to working with you all in 2017.
Stuart Gardner, MSc, NPQH, NLE
Chief Executive Officer