Our Vision & Values

Our Vision

Strength through partnership

Through collaboration and partnership we believe that all schools and provisions can be their very best, providing their communities with compassionate and equitable cultures, aspirational curriculums and inspiring and innovative learning approaches and wider opportunities. Through our partnerships, we strive to work collaboratively to enable all young people to be fully prepared for their next stage in life, whether it is onto the next stage in education or preparing for employment.

Children and young people need and deserve the right start in life academically, socially and emotionally whatever stage of their educational journey. We strive to develop the character of everybody involved in the trust, through challenge and support for improvement and development. We aim to bring out the best in everybody. Staff at all levels are supported in their roles and to prepare for their next steps through personalised development opportunities and excellent professional learning training days and programmes.

We do not work in isolation. We know that our ‘strength through partnership’ must go beyond our trust.  Therefore, we work beyond our Trust with local schools, the community, local charities, local employers and local and national advisory networks. In addition, we work more broadly across the region and system, so that we can learn from each other, harness best practice, access the latest research, and secure the expertise of those beyond the school system who share our values.


‘Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it’

Marian Wright Edelman

Our Mission

Fortis Trust exists to work together to make a positive global difference for all through collaboration and innovation.

Our Values


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Aspiration & Growth

We support Trust members at all levels, including students, interns, staff, parents/carers or stakeholders to be their best. We focus on raising aspirations and enabling growth to prepare everybody successfully for their next stage in life.

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Identity & Diversity

We strongly believe that differences make our communities interesting and innovative. Our diversity gives us strength. We value and celebrate identity and diversity.

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Collaborative Partnerships

We believe that collaborative partnerships are vital in all aspects of our Trust’s development. Through collaboration, we are able to be innovative; harnessing skills, knowledge and talents across our Trust for the betterment of all.

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Innovation for Improvement

We believe that everybody can continue to improve and develop to be their best and enable others to be their best. We value new ideas and practices and continuously review existing practice. We believe there is no limit to what we can achieve and that we can always be better.


‘If we create a culture where every teacher believes they need to improve, not because they are not good enough but because they can be even better, there is no limit to what we can achieve’

Dylan William

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