Vision and Values
Aurora began as a Multi Academy Trust (MAT) in 2012 and, by 2017 when the DFE published its very first MAT Performance Tables, Aurora was ranked the number one MAT in the SESL region for Reading Progress and number two for Maths Progress. This evidenced a remarkable school improvement journey made by Aurora’s academies and demonstrates that our Trust’s approach and methodology has had a very positive impact upon the young people in our care. Aurora’s vision and values are best summed up in two ways: firstly, by the Trust’s intent for the outcomes to be achieved by each child, irrespective of which of our schools they attend (Every Aurora Child Will …) and; secondly, by the vision and values that govern how our schools operate (The Aurora Pillars).
Aurora does not dictate how its schools operate because we recognise that every school is unique and that it serves its own unique community. Thus our schools keep their own name, choose their own uniform and logo and they also decide upon the curriculum on offer, which will reflect their local circumstances and student profile. However, because of the very collaborative manner in which our schools work together, best practice has emerged and so there are things that all of our schools do collectively, and some others that just a couple of schools will do. All of these decisions are arrived at in a spirit of genuine partnership between the Trust’s Executive Team and Headteachers.
One of Aurora’s unique aspects is our relationship with our sponsor, Pansophic Learning. Pansophic operates schools internationally, mainly in the US where they operate over 50 Charter Schools but they also have schools in Dubai, Switzerland and Africa. Three Pansophic executive officers are also trustees of Aurora and they help to provide strategic expertise to the Aurora Trust Board. There are also many other benefits of this partnership including some pupil-to-pupil communications as well as teacher exchanges that provide fantastic professional and cultural development for our staff.
We are all here to achieve the same thing, namely to provide a world class education for the young people in our care; each child … every day.