A Discovery School will be part of the community they serve, developing aspirational individuals amongst both pupils and staff. Achieving and developing talent is at the heart of all we do. We recognise that individual schools are the experts within the context of their own community, pupils and priorities.
They know the localities they serve and should be empowered to lead their schools. They will be tirelessly supported to ensure they can focus of their core purpose of allowing children to succeed, whist being part of a learning community where schools work together to improve:
- Learning & teaching
- Leadership, management & governance
- Use of resources
The school retains its own Headteacher and leadership teams, held to account by a Director of Schools, but at the same time being autonomous and not micro-managed. School governance will remain within the local governing body in each school, and they continue to hold the school to account and develop the school character.
A partnership with Discovery School Academies Trust will provide the structure, capacity and capability to allow this to be a reality for primary schools. The support provided will be from recognised leaders of professions who are experts in their field. Our academy trust provides a ready base for professional collaboration and lateral accountability supported through effective governance and executive leadership.