Ethos and Values

Ash Trees Academy’s Mission








Striving to provide:-

Teaching is of the highest quality

Outstanding provision

Passionate, creative delivery of learning

Strong partnerships



Exceptional education

Rooted in learning

Growing potential



Providing an individual approach to learning in a nurturing environment,

that enables all to achieve

Ascent Academies Trust Vision:

To provide outstanding education and support for young people with special educational needs.

  • Learning and Curriculum

The provision of the highest quality teaching is of paramount importance. Pupils need to experience a widerange of motivating and challenging, well-pitched learning opportunities. Teacher expertise will identifybarriers to learning and plan ways to overcome these. There is a belief that all pupils can succeed whatevertheir individual circumstances.

  • Leadership

We will provide an environment in which everyone is encouraged and supported to develop leadership andmanagement competencies. This will enable Ascent to maximise the talent within the trust and plan forsuccession. We will review the progress made by the Trust against the organisation’s overall investment. Wewill challenge any under-performance.

  • Collaboration and Partnership

The Trust is committed to the development of education practice by maximising collaboration across allacademies within the trust. We will use wider partnerships, such as parents, multi-disciplinary teams,community links, teaching schools and businesses to enhance provision. The Trust will pursue ofopportunities for income generation.

  • Inclusivity and Equality

Ascent in an inclusive Trust, the skills and experience of staff are valued and utilised in striving for excellence.No groups are discriminated against. We value each person equally whilst being mindful of the needs of thewhole Trust.

  • Investment and Opportunity

We will invest in our staff to provide them with the necessary training and support in order that the aims ofthe Trust can be met. We embrace and celebrate continuous learning and create a culture where all learningis valued. All staff are given the opportunity to make the most of their potential through fair and open accessto training. We are committed to the most efficient and effective use of resources to support training needs.

  • Continuous Improvement

All staff and governors clearly understand the core values of the Trust and the way it operates. Leadersacross the trust act in line with these values, encouraging people to work towards the aims of theorganisation. Leaders ensure that the core values are at the heart of the organisation’s strategy and governthe way it operates. Leaders of the academies provide challenge and support for each other in order thatimprovement is central to our work.