CPET is an exceptional partnership of like-minded schools that is leading the way in developing new leadership models for primary education with the aim of achieving the best possible outcomes for all the children in the schools across the Trust.
The schools in CPET are using the opportunity to benefit from the freedoms and flexibilities of Academy status, to share best practice and work together to bring about sustained improvements to provide excellence for all their pupils.
We believe that children learn best when they are happy, secure, respected and valued as individuals. Our schools are busy and vibrant places where we encourage children to flourish across the curriculum and to achieve their potential. Our expectations are high and the standard of care is outstanding. Staff are very committed to providing the best for the children.
We encourage our children to develop respect, open-mindedness, honesty and tolerance for others. For each individual child we will seek to maximise their confidence, self-esteem and independence. We have a commitment to provide an environment where the safety and well-being of children is paramount.
Opportunities to organise educational events and other activities that can be shared by pupils of all Trust schools are sought wherever possible. The provision of extra-curricular activities is encouraged.
Staff from all the schools are working together to share best practice and resources as well as supporting each other in planning and evaluation activities.
Employees are encouraged to develop their skills and experience. Where appropriate professional development activities are coordinated and implemented across CPET.
The CPET Board of Trustees is responsible for overall strategic management of the constituent schools but operational management is delegated to the Executive Principal and Headteachers. Financial and personnel issues are addressed by committees of the Trust Board. Each school manages its own budget.
Each school has its own School Advisory Board (formerly local governing body) with responsibility devolved from the Trust for curriculum and standards in the school. Good communications between the Board, its committees and the School Advisory Board are a key feature of CPET.
Training and personal development for school advisors is encouraged and opportunities for school advisors to participate in joint training and other events are sought on a regular basis.