|Strength through diversity
In our Trust, we celebrate the rich and diverse communities that make up our academies. Sharing, listening to and respecting each other’s views and beliefs make out Trust stronger. We support each other, honouring our different backgrounds, to create a safe and equal environment for all.
Ambition through challenge
|Excellence through curiosity
Curiosity is the engine of intellectual achievement. In our Trust, we encourage and provoke pupils’ curiosity so that they are inspired to seek out new knowledge, learn new skills and achieve excellence. Curiosity is closely linked to empathy, helping us all to develop better relationships. The life of a curious person is never boring!
I am proud to have held the role of Chief Executive Officer of the Summit Learning Trust since May 2017, and proud of all we have achieved since then.
Summit Learning Trust includes four primary and three secondary schools and The 6th Form College, Solihull. We now provide an education for almost 8000 children and young people; some of our children are with us from age 5 to age 18.
We are blessed with a richly diverse community across our Trust, and we celebrate the wealth of opportunities this brings for learning about a range of different cultures, heritages, backgrounds and experiences. We are entirely committed to challenging all discrimination and to actively promoting equality, diversity and social justice across our Trust at all levels. We have Anti-Discrimination and Diversity steering groups in all our academies and centrally, and we review opportunities offered, challenge given and standards achieved by all groups of pupils and staff. During my tenure, the proportion of women leaders and leaders of colour has already increased significantly, providing more strong and diverse role models for our students.
Our Trust name from 2019 signals our relentless ambition, reflected by the clear metaphor of climbing to reach the highest peaks of educational and personal excellence for all. We aim for the summit: we want all our pupils to have a superb educational experience that would match any in the country.
Please view our ‘Friday Feeling’ video which gives you a glimpse into the wonderful things that have happened across our Trust over the course of this week. Enjoy and happy Friday!READ MORE
Please follow the link below to view the latest guidance for parents & carers in relation to Step 4 and Covid-19. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/what-parents-and-carers-need-to-know-about-early-years-providers-schools-and-colleges-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak/step-4-update-what-parents-and-carers-need-to-know-about-early-years-providers-schools-and-collegesREAD MORE
Through a sector-led statement of action and commitments published today and available below, sector bodies and national associations have come together to demonstrate their commitment to tackling issues related to equality, diversity and inclusion in education. Through our involvement in this initiative, we want our key stakeholders – pupils, families, staff, governors, leaders – to […]READ MORE
We are delighted to have installed our new Summit Equality and Diversity flags across all of our academies. Above you can see a picture of the Solihull Sixth Form College flag in place. These flags are an external symbol of the pride we have in our diverse communities, children/students and staff, and of our complete […]READ MORE