Welcome to the Wade Deacon Trust. Our partnership of schools was established in 2013 with a vision of creating excellence in the heart of the communities we serve. We are now 8 schools responsible for 6000 pupils across the Merseyside region working as equal partners who strive for excellence in all we do for the benefit of all our pupils.
In each of our schools, we are committed to providing many rich experiences and ensuring that every pupil has the opportunity to be and achieve their best. We are committed to a fully inclusive model of education where we do all we can to make sure no pupil gets left behind. All our schools work hard to help our pupils develop in the broadest sense as well as having expectations that all pupils achieve academic success. Our expectations are that the development of healthy lives and relationships, equalities, character, and resilience permeate through all aspects of life and the culture in each of our schools.
As Chief Executive, I am proud to provide strategic leadership, alongside our senior leaders in our schools, in line with the culture and values set out by our Trust Board. The Trust Board has high expectations to deliver the best quality experiences and outcomes for pupils across all our schools. We are determined that all pupils, regardless of their starting points or where they live, will achieve more than they think is possible.
Key to the way we work and our success, are our colleagues and partners who collectively have the knowledge, skills, and experience to continually improve the offer for our pupils. We work together to solve problems, overcome barriers, to test things out and continually improve.
Our expectation in all our schools is that our colleagues are highly skilled, that they continue to develop and are as ambitious for themselves as they are for our pupils.
Working within a common structure and bound by our vision of ‘A Commitment to Excellence’, our schools are supported and encouraged to maintain their own distinctive characteristics and to tailor their curriculum so that it meets the needs of their pupils and to best serve their communities. Our principals are responsible for the school they lead and are accountable for the outcomes their pupils achieve. Being part of a partnership of schools brings with it challenge and support as well as opportunities to share ideas, best practice and resources where appropriate.
Our lead primary and secondary principals, Juliet Brown and Simon Corner, alongside our Trust Chief Operations Officer, Ian Kirkham, work alongside our principals who are responsible for the day to day running of our schools.
We are proud of the work we do and the impact we are making. Over the last number of years all our schools can identify significant improvements in terms of improved provision, progress, attainment, attendance and Ofsted ratings. More and more of our pupils are achieving their very best which is allowing them to flourish in a wide range of contexts and careers.
Our Trust has taken time to ensure that we operate a cost-effective central support structure and a business model that delivers efficiency, effectiveness, and economies of scale in order that we give our schools the best possible opportunities to succeed.