Vision & Objectives


To work together to support one another in our endeavour to provide the very best possible educational experience for our young people. 


The A+ Trust is committed to providing excellent opportunities for the young people and the wider community of Tameside.

Members will:
  • Work collaboratively and co-operatively
  • Meet the needs of the individual and support our most vulnerable learners
  • Share expertise and best practice
  • Establish a partnership of trust, integrity and a commitment to excellence
  • Share a belief that education is inclusive and is led by educators
  • Be mutually supportive and outward facing
Our Values:

As school and college leaders, we are committed to raising standards and providing the best possible deal for our young people and the raising of standards.  We believe that education leaders are the best people to meet this challenge and achieve the vision in which we all believe.  Collective moral purpose and a commitment to excellence underline our approach.

  • We value each other and wish to establish a partnership of trust, integrity and a commitment to excellence in all institutions.
  • Our Trust’s focus is education and we believe that it is important that education is led by educators.
  • We have a holistic view of education; our Trust involves a special school, secondary schools and a sixth form college. Members also have close links with primary schools and Higher Education institutions. We are both mutually supportive and outward facing.
Strategic Objectives
  1. To develop highly effective leadership and governance which has measurable impact on performance in all member institutions
  2. To develop quality assurance systems that accelerate outstanding outcomes in all areas – allowing for early support and intervention where required 
  3. To develop an approach to professional development and teacher training which empowers highly competent staff as outstanding practitioners allowing for expertise to be deployed across the Trust to drive quality improvements
  4. To extend the influence and profile of the Trust to impact on areas of weakness in Tameside