Our Vision:
Ambitious, Optimistic, Forward-thinking

We will:

  • Recruit and retain high quality staff

  • Deliver and develop quality first teaching

  • Provide a relevant and engaging curriculum

  • Build capacity for improvement with schools

  • Promote wellbeing

  • Celebrate diversity

  • Deliver rapid and sustained improvement

Zest Academy Trust will act as a sponsor, leading, managing and coaching other schools, specialising in serving disadvantaged communities and in challenging circumstances.  The Trust is the product of detailed discussion of sponsor accountabilities, strong governance and a powerful commitment to improving joining schools.

Zest Academy Trust also wants to work with good and outstanding schools providing strength across the Trust.

Our Values:
Learn, Innovate, Develop, Challenge

  • Promote a love of learning, have a constant focus on teaching and assessment and will effectively manage all its resources

  • Prepare our children for life’s challenges by creating innovative, safe learning environments that challenge preconceptions and expectations

  • Value each member of the Zest community by trusting, supporting and treating each other with dignity and respect

  • Enable our family of schools to maintain and develop their own school identity, sharing innovative practice and support

  • Enable staff to develop professionally and share their enthusiasm and love of learning with the children in their care

  • Share expertise and experience within the Zest community and will collaboratively support professional development and build effective learning capacity

  • Always challenge to improve