Southampton Co-operative Learning Trust – Vision
This document sets out the aims of the trust and a draft vision for each of the stakeholder groups. The draft vision will be used to write a development plan for the short, medium and long term to work towards the vision.
Southampton Co-operative Learning Trust will establish long-term sustainable partnerships with a wide variety of other organisations in order to support and deliver outstanding localised, co-ordinated, provision for children and young people aged 3-18 years and the wider community.
The key aims of our Trust are:
As a co-operative trust a Stakeholder Forum representing the various constituencies of membership shall be developed to represent the membership and hold the Trust to account.
VISION FOR STAFF
To develop a shared understanding of the pedagogy for the learning journey from EYFS to KS4 and beyond
Linked staffing structures to include staff with Trust responsibilities.
Cross school leadership work to solve specific issues – using leadership expertise in the trust. Greater leadership experience and skill set including leadership expertise of partners
Using expertise within the trust for recruitment
Identified shared membership benefits for all staff
Identified network of wellbeing support for staff members
APPRAISAL/ PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Shared appraisal policies
Staff supporting each other across the Trust to achieve outcomes
Shared training across the trust – internal/ external/ national
National and International experience opportunities including cooperative links
Coaching network across the schools
Shared learning projects working with partners
Expertise in staffing identified across the trust and used for development
Development opportunities without having to leave the trust.
RESOURCES - Networks in place
Curriculum support groups
Behaviour support and provision
EAL shared support
Networks – develop networks with a wider perspective/ set of skills to offer support and development from outside of the City
Continguency and succession planning – using resources within the trust.
VISION FOR CHILDREN/LEARNERS
Creating an umbrella to challenge under achievement and disengagement to raise aspirations
Promoting an ‘I can do’ mentality in a changing technological world
Providing opportunities academically and socially for all children to enjoy and achieve their potential
Developing children’s understanding and experience of lifelong learning
Creative, relevant, shared curriculum and resourcing
Belonging to a larger community
Embedding elements of collaborative and co-operative learning into the curriculum
Support all children to have equal access to the latest ICT/ Learning Technology
Deepened understanding about work opportunities + areas + skills
Enriching learning opportunities through the development of partnerships and the involvement of partners in the curriculum
Sharing staff expertise across the trust schools and partners
Providing the widest possible range of opportunities for the trust through schools and partners.
Regular programme of sports competitions
Regular programme of other curriculum based competitions e.g. art, chess, science and engineering
Experiences/ development of workforce skills
Development of work experience
Develop a group approach to achieving ‘good practice’ awards e.g. Eco schools, Healthy Schools, International Awards etc
Shared learning experiences/ projects for all learners (stakeholder groups)
Rewarding the achievements of all learners including adults
Effective skilled and positive Citizenship programmes e.g. Southampton Civic Award
Coordinating funding opportunities to widen learning opportunities
Provide parent education to help parents and carers to have the skills and knowledge to support their children’s learning in school and at home. (Tailored to meet needs of our community supported by partners)
Support pupil wellbeing through access to partner advice and resources.
Membership benefits for all learners and children
Share data to identify shared intervention and resources needed to raise attainment and progress.
VISION FOR PARENTS/CARERS/COMMUNITY
Develop learning for life
Strong school- parental relationships
Share a common understanding – investors in education and their child’s future
Positive influential voice harnessed to impact on learning e.g. PTA’s, Governors,Stakeholders Forum, Trustees etc
Facilitation of the provision of support services
Strong community links to aid ‘at risk’ families to achieve positive outcomes
Develop a culture of high attendance and high value of education
Diversity and commonality are celebrated
Draw on the skills/ celebrate the diversity of our community through international week celebrations
Identify membership and other benefits to reduce financial pressures on parents and carers
Access to a wide variety of low cost training, social and health activities
Access to health and well being resources to avoid crisis
Promote high self esteem/ self worth through communication
Trustwide ‘one stop shop’ to facilitate parental enquiries e.g. health, welfare, housing, legal and financial
VISION FOR PARTNERS
Consolidate and develop current trust partnerships for the mutual benefit of the trust/ partners
Identify and develop new trust partnerships to fulfil the vision/ meet the aims of the trust