Vision and Values

Our Mission 

Excellence for All  

The key purpose of Middlesex Learning Trust (MLT) is to deliver the best possible education for our students, to enable them to maximise their achievements, academically, socially and emotionally so that they are ready to take their place in society as positive and successful adults.  

What we value and expect  

The Trust’s values inform practice in our schools and are at the heart of its success. This includes: 

  • Unfailing belief in the potential of all staff and students 

  • Positive relationships - Trust Schools are emotionally literate schools, which feature positive, honest and respectful relationships. Students feel safe and happy at school. There are effective Positive Behaviour Policies in each school with high expectations and a focus on praise 

  • Total commitment from all staff - this dedication to hard work and excellence is infectious. All members of each school community ‘go the extra mile’ 

  • Maximising progress for all – a relentless drive for the very best outcomes for every student, irrespective of background, through a range of effective teaching strategies 

  • Only the best will do - it is all about excellence. High standards are enshrined, modelled and achieved across each school. There is close attention to detail, which includes recruiting only the best staff, making every second of the day count and having a clear improvement planning process. This enables exceptional practice to be delivered consistently across all schools 

How we do things  

  • The distribution of accountable leadership - appointing and developing exceptional leaders at every level across the Trust is fundamental to our continued success. This is achieved through talent spotting, nurturing, providing excellent role modelling with clear roles and responsibilities and strong accountability systems in place at every level 

  • Unleashing potential through intensive and effective CPD provision within and across Trust schools. This leads to the Trust retaining excellent teachers which is essential to success across the Trust 

  • Environment matters - providing the best possible learning environment is key with high quality teaching and social spaces in each Trust school that are light, bright, clean and with a strong focus on excellent displays for learning. Students across MLT attend, and staff work in, safe and welcoming schools 

  • Cross-school relationship and collaboration - enabling opportunities for the sharing of evidence-led best practice, subject specific pedagogy, joint moderation and curriculum planning. The Trust believes in utilising the expertise and excellence within its schools, working together as one entity, to maximise educational outcomes and life chances for its students  

  • Constant improvement based on evaluation and best practice. There are clear systems for self and peer evaluations and reviews. The Trust also commissions external reviews of its practice to aid self-reflection and drive improvement forward 

  • Forensic use of data at teacher, department and trust level, allows for timely intervention and meaningful targeted support to be implemented. MLT provides a clear assessment calendar which aligns data drops and supports detailed data analysis across our schools 

  • Outward facing Trust and schools - the SCITT (School Centred Teacher Training), trains cohorts of successful trainee teachers, forging effective partnerships with other schools and contributing extensively to the country’s education system. We believe in professional development for colleagues at all stages of their career and act as a National Teaching School Hub partner delivering national programmes linked to the Initial Teacher Training, Early Career Framework and National Professional Qualifications. This in turn brings the schools in the Trust significant benefits, enabling them to capture best practice and bring it back into each school, as part of a continual cycle of improvement