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Mission, ethos and values

Working together to transform lives

 

Our Mission:

“OHC&AT exists to support, enable and champion the talents, skills and rights of the most complex and vulnerable people in our society in order that we can release their potential, promote their wellbeing and transform their lives.”

Our Ethos:

“As a community of learners, families and colleagues OHC&AT believes that by working collaboratively, with energy and ambition we can always effect positive change. At the core of our ethos is the conviction that there should be no limit placed on what is possible and that everyone has the ability to be the very best they can be.”

Our Values:

As an organisation, we adhere to the seven principles of public life to drive our behaviours and provide a framework for our actions. These are: loyalty, openness, objectivity, selflessness, honesty, integrity and accountability. Within this framework, we have defined our own set of core values and behaviours based around the word ‘create’.

Confident

Respectful

Equitable

Advocacy

Team working

Enabling

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Click here to read our Strategic Plan 2019-22

 

 

 

 

This is a very exciting and pivotal moment in the lives of St Dominic’s, Brantridge and Grafham Grange schools.  Academy conversion under the sponsorship of Orchard Hill College Academy Trust will help secure their futures and, no doubt, lead to better outcomes for pupils and students, families and carers, staff and all stakeholders.

Ken Cowdery, Chair of Governors

Latest News

Topping Out Ceremony for Addington Valley Academy

Today marked a great milestone in the construction of our first special free school in Croydon. Key stakeholders were invited by building contractor, Kier, to witness the ‘topping out’ of Addington Valley Academy. The virtual ceremony took place on the …

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Tracey Goodsell presents at the Academy Governance Summit 

Tracey Goodsell, Head of Corporate Governance for OHC&AT, was invited to speak at the Academy Governance Summit conference – Delivering resilient governance in academy trusts. The one-day virtual summit was developed for governance professionals, clerks, and anyone responsible for governance in trusts …

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Include Magazine

The latest edition of Include, our annual publication for stakeholders is available to read here.  It features articles from our Leadership Team and success and achievement stories from across the schools and college. If you would like a printed copy …

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Mental health article by Laurie Cornwell published in SEN Magazine

OHC&AT Executive Principal and Deputy CEO, Laurie Cornwell’s article on OHC&AT’s mental health strategy is featured in the January 2021 edition of SEN Magazine. The article illustrates the importance of a whole-school approach to positive mental health and wellbeing. You …

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