Respect

We respect all individuals and value diversity

We will

Participate in active listening of other viewpoints without being dismissive
Value differing perspectives and seek to understand context
Enjoy robust discussions allowing everyone a voice
Be informal within boundaries that maintain our professionalism
Behave fairly and respectfully towards others, regardless of their role, experience or background

Aspiration

We have a strong desire to achieve the best for our students

We will

Provide excellence in leading the teaching and learning
Have high expectations of ourselves and others
Provide vision for our Partnership
Demonstrate a high level of accountability

Innovation

We are forward thinkers

We will

Encourage innovative, creative and risk-taking solutions
Reflect upon research based evidence
Draw on innovative models from other Partnerships and seek further clarification
Look at greater solutions as well as everyday improvements
Be relevant for today and ready for tomorrow
Be leaders of education

Collaboration

We proactively share our expertise and willingly work with others

We will

Operate as a learning community
Pool our intellectual and physical resources to provide best outcomes
Be receptive to the ideas and opinions of others
Have an agreed decision making process and abide by Partnership decisions
Maintain a collective responsibility for students within our Partnership
Create one strong voice

Inclusion

We value people for who they are

We will

Be welcoming of others
Create a culture which embraces diversity and provides everybody with a
sense of belonging
Have adequate processes in place to ensure information is received by all
Create platforms where all voices can be heard
Invite key stakeholders to support our Partnership

Courageous

We will step outside our comfort zone

We will

Challenge familiar truths and enter unfamiliar territory
Be prepared to make tough decisions and take calculated risks
Actively contribute to a culture where it is acceptable to ask bold questions,
challenge others and discuss differences of opinions
Make clear demands on each other and push for constructive change
Pursue goals and targets fearlessly

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

Nelson Mandela

If we want young people to develop the habits of thinking for themselves, using their imagination, being open to new ideas, saying when they don’t understand, and exploring real challenges together, then they have to see their teachers doing the same thing.

Guy Claxton

Much education today is monumentally ineffective. All too often we are giving young people cut flowers when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants.

John W. Gardner