Our Commitment to Improvement and Excellence The Trust makes a commitment to: High expectations. A strong, knowledge-based curriculum across all key stages. Carefully focused teaching, rigorous tracking, and personalised intervention. Qualified staff that are motivated, well-trained, and using cutting-edge research. A strong, wider curriculum offer across all academies / schools. The Trust academies/schools commits to their local community: Schools of premier standard, capable of meeting pupil aspirations. Sponsored schools to make rapid improvements. Pupils recruited from local neighbourhoods to make social mobility a reality and not an aspiration. School buildings and facilities at the centre of local neighbourhoods where they can help create community and social cohesion. Empowerment of every one of the local communities our schools serve. The Trust makes a commitment to every academy/school that chooses to become a VALT academy: A strong and vibrant VALT community. A vision and commitment for excellence to enable all children to achieve their very best. A skilled Central Team that works alongside schools to deliver educational excellence, operational excellent and a strong VALT community. High quality school improvement support. A collaborative approach to policy and systems development. An investment in staff wellbeing and continuous development.