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Becoming an Aldridge School

Aldridge Education is a family of schools working together for the good of our young people.

Our leaders recognise the responsibility of leadership and are unafraid to own it. Equally, they understand the benefit of working in collaboration with others inside and outside their school and they build successful partnerships across many spheres of influence.

Our Headteachers, or Principals as we call them, are fully responsible for their schools and we provide support to assist them in this task.  We expect our leaders to use their time on the things that are of primary importance and as learning is at the heart of our purpose as educators, this means that all our Principals personally act as coaches to at least one teacher and coach others who are involved in lesson observation and feedback in our schools. Our Principals are expert teachers themselves, with a track record of improving outcomes for young people in their own classrooms.

Aldridge leaders understand the benefit of being part of a family of schools and seek to maximise these opportunities, wherever possible.  We standardise our practice where the benefits of doing so are greater than the constraints encountered. We do not standardise our practice when we see no intrinsic value in doing so.

Notably, we align our practice around curriculum and assessment and we believe that there are four key components to growing a successful school:

  • Strong student culture
  • Data driven instruction
  • Consistent and developmental coaching
  • A knowledge-led curriculum that supports mastery of learning.

You can read about our support for Aldridge schools to achieve this here.

Across this website you will have seen that we have a strong focus on enterprise in the Trust. We want all our students to leave with the qualities that prepare them to be confident and ready for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead of them. This includes promotion of our Aldridge Attributes, links to business partners, bespoke careers advice and guidance, sourcing bursaries and preferred places in apprenticeships and university courses. We are fortunate in having the support of the Aldridge Foundation charity to help us develop this work and to create unique opportunities for our students.

If you would like to discuss, in confidence, potentially joining the Aldridge Education multi-academy trust please contact our Chief Executive, Jane Fletcher.