The power of education is indisputable. As a multi-academy trust, our core beliefs are founded on a premise of collaboration. By working together, we can ensure all children and young people – regardless of their starting point or family background – are given the very best chance to progress and thrive.

In a time of global turbulence, the demands on schools are ever increasing – developing not just a child’s subject knowledge, but practical skills for their life ahead and offering a breadth of enrichment experiences and wellbeing support.

To meet these demands, we must ensure school improvement is the ‘golden thread’ and harness the power of our collective expertise, something we are well placed to do as a group of diverse academies.

Together, we have engaged Trustees, executives, leaders and staff across the organisation in re-examining our vision, mission and values. I found a strong appetite and will for change, and a desire to embrace a new narrative, for an ambitious future.

Our strategic plan sets out how the communities we serve are at the heart of our activities. It outlines our strategic objectives and key aims, which are routed in a new, unifying vision. Together, I am confident we will achieve our goals and, in doing so, they will become a great source of pride for all those who work for Diverse Academies.

David Cotton
Chief Executive Officer, Diverse Academies