The Trust has been established in light of a number of “founding principles”, which reflect a steadfast commitment to and expectation of all partnership members supporting the partnership, being committed to implementing its vision and values and supporting the continued development of the Agate Momentum Trust. The Trust recognises that while there is an expectation that all partners uphold a common vision and set of underpinning values this will manifest itself differently as different organisations are driven by meeting the needs of their own communities and both respects and celebrates the uniqueness and independence of each academy within the Trust. Although bound together by a common vision & values the singularity of each academy within the trust will continue to be embodied in its own uniforms, logos and websites as well as less visible features such as a curriculum that reflects the needs and diversity of the individual communities that each academy serves.
While not prescribing a common curriculum experience the Trust expects that each academy will commit to sharing and developing best practice across its schools so that each can extend its professional development offer by learning from each other. Sharing of experiences and expertise across the academies in the Trust will be encouraged to improve outcomes for pupils and through achieving economies of scale reduce staffing costs where appropriate.