Minchinhampton C of E Academy is part of DGAT. We chose to be part of the Academies Trust because we could see many potential benefits of working more closely with other schools as a way of continuing to improve our offer.
The aim of the Trust is to provide children of all faiths and none with excellent educational provision within a caring and supportive Christian ethos. The principle aim of the Trust is to enable each school within the Diocese to provide the best possible education for every child, helping them to reach their full potential.
We look to support the spiritual, moral, social, cultural and physical development of each child, as well as maximising the progress, achievement and attainment of every child to ensure their intellectual growth.
In order to build strong learning communities, the Trust ensures that its schools are confident and outward-facing in all that they do, building strong, effective links with parents, parishes, local schools, community groups and the wider educational community.
The Trust has adopted a collegiate approach to school improvement, working in partnership with schools and educational partners to design a flexible model of school improvement which fully utilises the expertise which exists within local schools. Ultimately, the aim is to build sufficient capacity within the Trust schools to be self-supporting in order to be fully responsible and accountable for transforming pupil outcomes.
Our relationship with schools is predicated on shared values and principles. As educational attainment is underpinned by successful relationships, school development will be grounded in the integrity of our values. These will inform our shared approach to educational excellence with the needs of the child at the heart of decision-making by:
- celebrating the unique identity of each school within its community;
- valuing all members of the school community equally;
- promoting high expectations matched with nurture, support and challenge;
- recognising and sharing achievements;
- ensuring high moral and ethical standards, coupled with mutual consultation and partnership, being fundamental to any strategy.
The Diocese of Gloucester Academies Trust puts high value
on its transparency and its not-for-profit status.
To find out more about DGAT visit their website at www.dgat.org.uk