The Transforming Lives Educational Trust grew out of a partnership between an outstanding secondary school and a partner primary school in Rugby, Warwickshire. The desire to work together arose from continuing population growth in the local community, our belief that we can shape and influence practice wider than our current schools, and the desire to provide the community with more high quality school places.

At the heart of our moral purpose is the belief (the responsibility) that we can transform lives through learning. We can forge opportunities, raise standards for all and shape lives in our community. We believe that leadership and learning are inseparable. By creating a learning culture, leaders can build identity and drive belonging and purpose for individuals and communities. 

Our educational ethos flows from the belief that education is transformative. Our academies have the responsibility to lead their communities in transforming lives by raising aspiration.

Our ethos is encompassed in three statements:

Education is at the heart of building community

Our academies are comprehensive through aspiration, where students achieve despite their differing start points and become lifelong learners and active global citizens. Our academies shape as well as serve the community.

Education is an individual endeavour which flourishes in a team environment

Every student is an individual. Our academies use tried and tested assessment and progress tracking methods to quantify abilities and identify needs to provide individual education plans which encourage aspiration, the development of a growth mindset and provide appropriate challenge to drive progress and achievement.

Education secures social cohesion

Our academies reflect and celebrate the diversity in their communities. We provide co-educational ‘truly’ comprehensive education where families and communities learn together and there are no barriers to access or aspiration.

Leadership and Governance

The TLET Board and Trustees are experts within relevant professions who are values driven and whose overriding concern is the strengthening of communities through its pupils, students and staff.

School improvement is a primary focus of the trust. We believe that improvement is caused through a balance of accountability and professional development. Rigorous accountability measures are set for all schools in the chain with defined minimum progress targets and progress towards these being measured regularly via a Raising Achievement Board. The RAB ensures that robust improvement plans are in place and success criteria are monitored throughout the year.

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