We believe that Victoria academies should be values-driven where leadership at all levels has a strong moral purpose. Taking inspiration from the Latin word Fides (‘To Trust’) we believe in five simple core values that underpin all that we do:
Focus on family
Insist on excellence
Do good as you go
TRUST US – making our values happen
Values are at the heart of everything we do at Victoria Academies. So much so, that in March 2015, a staff changemaker team was established to produce this publication that aims to capture and define our five core values. Taking inspiration from the Latin word ‘to trust’, FIDES underpins all that we do; the way we act, behave and engage with each other.
Trust Us helps us to do just that: To provide all staff, especially joiners, guidance on how we do things. It becomes our moral compass and guides us when making difficult decisions or when under stress. More importantly, this publication is a blueprint for success as it helps us to become the best we can be.
Written and produced by a team of fifteen members of staff from across the MAT, Trust Us was launched at our inaugural ‘StandingOut’ conference in February 2016. It will be the first of a series of publications and we are already working on the follow-up, Trust Us Too , written by our student changemakers.