Introduction from Trust Leader

Dear Colleagues,

Welcome to the University Schools Trust - for everyone who works at UST.

The Trust has a strong track record of raising student attainment. By developing a culture of professional growth and excellence, we add value to our greatest resource: our staff.

When interviewing staff who are new to a school environment, I see their desire to make a difference to the lives of young people. The desire to learn at this stage is mixed with the emotions of excitement and apprehension as they strive to be the best they can be. As a Trust we believe this journey of improvement is continuous, which is why we place significant time and resources into meeting the requirements of all staff at every career stage. We recognise that continuous professional development of staff adds exponential value to the environment, learning experience and support our pupils receive.

As an organisation, we are committed to supporting each member of staff and their personal career ambitions. By providing the highest quality education and learning environments, our staff:

  • are enabled to develop their practice and excel as professionals,
  • become integral to succession planning within the school and Trust and
  • make a real difference to our pupils and in the wider community we serve.

As a learning organisation, we all have the responsibility to take ownership of our learning and development. This compendium supports staff to identify and realise these goals.

We look forward to working with you and supporting your career ambitions and objectives.

Gillian Kemp

Trust Leader