WLMAT academies are to work closely with each other as a ‘family of schools’. The Trust is not a separate body or group of people but rather one single organisation made up of all our academies with the one single vision and shared set of values. Together we all work to ensure that all children, irrespective of their starting points, receive an education that is excelled by no other institution in the land. We cherish being part of the local communities in which we work. We pride ourselves in meeting the needs of all children in our care. All our students are our singular and unwavering priority and we work closely with parents/carers in helping to raise their children’s achievement and attainment, resilience and self-esteem. We understand that by significantly raising attainment, instilling high standards of behaviour within a caring and safe environment that we will improve social mobility and provide children with life-choices and life-chances. We are committed to helping our students go on to achieve meaningful employment. We have always had excellent working relationships with our Sponsors and other professional bodies and these partnerships have reinforced our operational disciplines. We would never do anything that would be detrimental to any child, member of staff or academy in the wider community. Importantly, we care as much about the results and outcomes of children in our newest academies as we do for those in West Lakes Academy. In order to effect a sustainable transformation for the communities we serve we will always seek to work with other local education providers and in particular the primary schools which feed in to our secondary academies as these are critical to the long-term success of our students.