Our approach

Our Aims
OAT and its academies work as a network:

  • To offer outstanding leadership, teaching and learning.
  • To support young people to reach their academic potential.
  • To offer a broad, balanced and rich curriculum.
  • To develop new approaches to teaching and learning that reflect local circumstances.
  • To nurture a lasting passion and curiosity for learning.
  • To help develop rounded, caring and socially responsible young people.
  • To foster young people’s physical, mental and emotional well-being.
  • To encourage community and family engagement that enhances learning outcomes.
  • To encourage innovation and the sharing and development of professional practice.

Our Pupil Pledge
We want all Ormiston pupils to develop:

  • Strong literacy and numeracy skills.
  • A breadth of knowledge.
  • Ambitions and aspirations for the future.
  • Practical and life skills.
  • The capacity to build caring and effective relationships.
  • A social conscience and a commitment to make a positive contribution to society.
  • The confidence to be creative and independent-minded.
  • As healthy and happy human beings.
  • The ability to lead, listen, negotiate and work as part of a team.
  • A curiosity and passion for learning.
  • The resilience, discipline and adaptability to overcome setbacks.

With these attributes, they leave our academies with the appropriate qualifications to pursue further education or careers and the skills to live independently.

Our Staff Pledge
We value all employees in Ormiston academies and aim to:

  • Listen to individual and collective needs.
  • Acknowledge and celebrate the distinctive characteristics of practice in our schools.
  • Encourage innovation and learning from one another.
  • Offer tailored support to address specific challenges.
  • Recognise and nurture talents and aspirations.
  • Treat people fairly and with respect engage staff actively in education debate and decision-making.