Our Vision

‘All pupils achieve the highest standard of educational outcomes regardless of circumstance or background’

The drb Ignite Trust has been established through a shared belief that lives can be transformed by what goes on in schools.

The vision of the Trust and all its schools is underpinned by strong governance arrangements. The Trust supports the distinctive ethos and unique context of each of its schools and through its Scheme of Delegation, the Trust seeks to provide a level of autonomy proportionate to the success of each school.

Our vision, which is the key focus for all aspects of the Trust’s work, is ‘all pupils achieve the highest standard of educational outcomes regardless of circumstance or background’. To make our vision happen and to sustain effective performance across our schools we keep our growth plan simple. Its focus is:

Local Solutions

We want our schools to reflect the diversity of their local context, taking decisions in accordance with the needs of the children and families they serve.

School Improvement Offer

The Trust has access to the wider school improvement services provided through our partnership arrangements with the Severn Teaching School Alliance in Telford. We encourage our schools to seek out the most appropriate school improvement support. As a specialist primary trust, we are committed to only working with primary schools as our strengths and expertise are in primary practice.

Cross Trust Collaboration

We believe the professional capacity and capability of our leaders and teachers is central to effective teaching and learning. We make the most of our internal expertise and Teaching School partnership, building on strengths and ensuring professional development meets needs, inspires growth and impacts on pupil progress and standards.

Research and evidence informed practice

We are developing an outward facing Trust that actively seeks opportunities to work with other Schools, Teaching Schools and Trusts to learn more about what makes a difference. We want all our Schools to bring together reflection and action, theory, and practice in the pursuit of the best teaching and learning.

Geographical focus and reach

We are establishing a family of primary schools in the West Midlands. We want these to be close enough to be able to share easily, travel between each other in the space of lunch-time and collaborate with the minimum of fuss.

Our Vision is underpinned by a set of four defining principles
which have become key indicators of success: