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The Heart of Mercia Academy Trust, comprising Hereford Sixth Form College and Worcester Sixth Form College provides a range of excellent learning opportunities for young people and adults within the region, in a positive, friendly and tolerant culture that equips them to fulfil their potential and meet their individual and regional goals.
The Heart of Mercia Academy Trust is committed to:
Autonomy, responsibility and teamwork - for individuals, teams and organisations to work towards common aims and goals
Excellence, challenge and high expectations – aiming for the highest standards and to extend the potential of our students
Equality, Inclusivity and Diversity – making all students and staff feel welcome, safe and valued and doing everything possible to help them to succeed
Development– of students as rounded individuals who are equipped for life’s challenges
Progression – helping our students to set and achieve goals that are aspirational and appropriate
Choice- Providing programmes of study which meet the individual needs of learners in academic, vocational and extra-curricular terms
Wellbeing, care and support – of all our staff and students
Inspiration – teaching students in ways that engage them, develop their skills and independence as learners, and are based on regular assessment of their individual needs
Partnership and communication – with learners and their parents or carers and the local community
Respect and tolerance– for each other and the communities in which we live and work
Collaboration – within the trust and with other educational providers and the local community
Integrity – achieving the highest standards of leadership, employment practices, openness and accountability
The Heart of Mercia Academy Trust will be a highly respected educational provider for all its students. Students will have the autonomy and responsibility to grow, acquire skills and make decisions within a supportive, caring environment and will have high expectations placed upon them. They will flourish not just academically but socially and in terms of their wider skills. This will enable them to be highly successful in their personal lives, in further study and in employment.
Member organisations will retain their unique identities and links with their immediate communities, but will share a commitment to Heart of Mercia Academy Trust’s Mission and Values.
The Heart of Mercia Academy Trust will operate efficiently to maximise the resources that are devoted to teaching and learning and to creating attractive and sustainable environments for people to work and learn. This will be achieved through collaborative purchasing and working across all member organisations wherever beneficial and through consistently applying best practice in financial control.
The Heart of Mercia Academy Trust will be a supportive employer with many opportunities for staff to share best practice through formal and informal staff development across all member organisations of the Trust.