The Unity Schools Partnership
Its schools share the same values and face similar issues, while providing a close network of support and challenge. The partnership recognises the unique characteristics of each of the communities the schools work in and how they are reflected in distinctive school cultures.
It is committed to a partnership that respects, sustains and supports. It encourages cultural diversity, celebrates the special qualities of each of its schools and recognises that communities must develop and grow to become sustainable.
Its model is about creating interdependence – schools that are more self-sustaining than stand-alone academies, less dependent than local authority schools and more independent than schools in corporate chains.
The schools subscribe to a set of shared values, principles and operational processes that ensure quality education for all of the partnership’s young people. The partnership’s central belief is that every young life is special – open to possibility, gifted with the potential to change the world for the better. Its ambition is to unlock the potential of all children, remove the barriers that limit aspiration and ensure that all children succeed.
The partnership will work with schools that can subscribe to these values and who are prepared to take responsibility and share resources with others. This approach is already improving the life chances of pupils in primary, special and secondary schools throughout the trust.