Derby Diocesan Academy Trust
As of the 1st March 2020, St Peter's Church of England Junior School became part of the Derby Diocesan Academy Trust (DDAT) family of schools.
The DDAT Vision
The values and ethos that DDAT is built upon are Christian in nature and represent values and principles that are important to people of all faiths and no faith. There is a focus on individuality, collaboration and unity; there is a real sense of belonging within DDAT. This is well-balanced with a sense of autonomy and empowerment enabling schools to flourish as separate and unique entities.
DDAT's vision is to build a better future for all within our academies who in turn will positively impact their communities. Church schools within DDAT academies are recognised for their distinctive and inclusive Christian ethos and for the impact that this has on raising educational standards.
DDAT is increasingly assisting non-faith-based schools as they plan to sustain improvements in their schools by joining the growing number of schools that form the Trust. The DDAT family of schools consists of both Church and non-Church schools who all work together to achieve the aims of the Trust as follows:
- Provide children with excellent educational provision
- Rapidly improve underperforming schools
- Develop effective school-to-school support
- Build strong relationships and promote work with external partners
- Raise aspirations and tackle disadvantage so that no pupil is failed by their school.
DDAT academies demonstrate their distinctiveness by providing an inspirational and holistic education that enables all children and staff to develop and achieve their full potential. Church schools within DDAT are not faith schools for the faithful, but Church schools for the community.
Our trust aims for all our schools to provide its pupils with a substantial, broad and balanced curriculum, ensuring that they are fully immersed in knowledge, skills, vocabulary, opportunities, responsibilities and experiences relevant to the world in which they live.
Each school is unique and has developed its own curriculum intent. As a trust we believe that it is essential to recognise what is important to each individual school's identity; their pupils and communities. Our curricula do not look the same because our schools are all different. We support each other in curriculum implementation and schools work well together as well as with our School Improvement Team to improve shared priorities.
Professional development is fundamental to our success as a MAT equipping school leaders and all staff to deliver the very best to the children in all our schools. We are proud of the extensive CPD we offer.
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