Page - Touchstones and Cornerstones
The REAch2 Cornerstone
REAch2 is the Cornerstone of the entire Trust: providing a strong, responsible foundation from which every academy develops and grows. A cornerstone provides a subtle yet paramount role in a building and ensures that REAch2 is a trustworthy, reliable and inspirational organisation, delivering the best possible learning experience.
As a Trust we are committed to creating a culture that strongly reflects our Touchstones: seven principles which make our academies unique. Just as 500 years ago touchstones were used to test the quality of the gold they marked, so too our Touchstones find what is precious and set these things apart. They are used to express the values and ethos of the Trust and describe perfectly what we are known for and how we operate.
REAch2 aspires for high quality leadership by seeking out talent, developing potential and spotting the “possible” in people as well as the “actual”
These are challenging times, and for our children we believe that their first school experience is the start of a very important journey, which should enable them to broaden their horizons, be confident in their abilities and help shape their future lives. Our primary focus is to ensure that all our pupils are provided with the right educational environment which not only inspires them to embrace learning and develop creativity – but also to have fun, make friends, respect individuality and ultimately to reach their full potential.
Responsibility and Leadership
Setting this example to children will enable them to flourish and get the most from the school experience, as this is key to their success we will always be accountable, we will never make excuses, and will openly answer for all our actions. The Trust proactively engages with our parents and the local communities and is continually seeking ways to improve and enhance our education and support service capabilities.
Our goal is to ensure that everyone is highly motivated and engaged by their experience with us, be it a pupil, staff member, parent or a community volunteer, and to enrich their lives through their association with the REAch2 Trust.
Learning & Enjoyment
Every day our children and staff are working hard to deliver achievements that we can all celebrate and be proud of. We recognise that every child – whilst needing to be well-prepared academically – is an individual. Each child has their own unique interests and aspirations which we seek to encourage and develop at every turn.
We also recognise that the adults working within our academies have their own professional development goals, which, as a learning organisation, we are committed to support. We want everyone in REAch2 to embrace a love of learning and live their lives to the full.