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Thomas Deacon Education Trust

Our Values and Ethos

Unity of purpose : Trust | Diversity | Excellence | Transformation

TDET is a multi-academy Trust and charitable organisation dedicated to raising educational outcomes across a range of primary and secondary phase schools and academies in the East Midlands.

We are a Trust that unites and empowers likeminded schools to achieve the very best for our pupils and communities. At the heart of our vision is a profound belief that difference is a strength to be valued and celebrated.

All members of our Trust – our schools, members of staff, students and communities - are united in purpose through a set of shared common values and expectations:

  • Trust – we are honest and supportive
  • Diversity – we embrace individual differences
  • Excellence – we want the very best and never give up on doing what is right 
  • Transformation – we work together to make a positive impact

We work across all key phases of education to provide every child in our communities with the best life chances and high aspirations. All TDET schools strive to give our pupils the very best education possible and we insist upon the highest academic standards.

Our academies work closely together, taking part in real and meaningful collaborations between teachers, pupils and local business leaders. We value our local communities and actively encourage our schools and staff to share best practice to benefit all pupils within each local area.

Through experience, we know that there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach to education. Our academies are individual members of the Trust community and are connected by a common set of values including Trust, Diversity, Excellence and Transformation, but are free to innovate and adapt to the needs of their pupils and the local community.

We firmly believe that the Trust as a whole is more than the sum of its parts. Therefore, all of our schools are equally valued and contribute to the development and direction of the Trust as we grow together.