Our plans

Trust Performance Agreement 2016-17

Click here or on the image below to download a copy of the Trust Performance Agreement.


Vision and Values

Shaping Lives, Transforming Communities

What we stand for:

  • High ideals, strong moral values and boundless ambition to achieve excellence for all;
  • Strong collaboration and teamwork so that we are much greater than the sum of our parts.

What we value:

  • A ‘can-do’ attitude towards continuous improvement and innovation;
  • Creating confident young adults with high levels of resilience and integrity.

What makes us distinctive:

  • Small-school, ‘human-scale’ education to personalise the educational experience;
  • An enterprising culture to create close partnerships with industry and other educators.


Objective 1: Grow the effectiveness of our workforce.

  • Total voluntary teacher turnover remains under 15% with no academy above 20%.
  • 90% of teaching across the Trust is at least good and 40% outstanding.
  • 90% of support staff are judged to meet expectations, with 40% exceeding.
  • 90% of participants successfully complete the new LAT Leadership Programme.
  • Launch a Teaching School Alliance for the Trust.

Objective 2: Grow the quality of education offered by the Trust.

  • 75% of Early Years Foundation Stage children achieve a good level of development.
  • 65% of pupils meet national Key Stage 2 expectations in reading, writing and maths.
  • 60% of pupils achieve 9-4 grades in English and Maths GCSE.
  • Secondary academies average a Progress 8 score of at least +0.25.
  • Positive Post-16 value added in all secondary academies.
  • At least one secondary academy is judged Ofsted Outstanding.
  • Three academies launch the International Baccalaureate Careers-related Programme.

Objective 3: Grow the reputation of the Trust amongst all stakeholders, especially teachers and employers.

  • Launch an LAT prize for innovation open to all.
  • Organise the inaugural LAT Awards Dinner.
  • Increase the LAT Alumni community by 1,500 new members.
  • Achieve 50 more business mentors working with pupils in our academies.
  • Produce an additional 50 employers engaged with Trust academies.
  • All staff report a good understanding of the Trust’s vision, values and objectives.

Objective 4: Grow the size of the Trust in line with the Board’s strategic plan.

  • Successful launch of Cherry Orchard Primary Academy.
  • Successful opening of Jupiter College at Wilmington Academy.
  • Successful development of Inspiration Academy and the new sports ground at The Leigh UTC.
  • Add to LAT three existing schools, one secondary, one primary and one special academy.
  • Bid successfully for one secondary, one primary and one special academy due to open as free schools.
  • Develop a fourth Trust cluster in Medway.