characteristics of a mlt school
HIGHEST EXPECTATIONS FOR ALL
Only the best is good enough. Quality is expected, and nothing less is acceptable. Passion for excellence is a driving force each and every day. Schools have an involved staff working together, pushing themselves and their students to be the best. Failure is not an option for the teacher or the students.
The teachers work to improve their ability to teach. They read and explore the techniques used by others in a never-ending effort to better themselves and their skill. Effective teaching demands that the teacher be knowledgeable in the subject area. All teachers in the Trust have a detailed understanding of what is being taught.
POSITIVE CLIMATE FOR LEARNING
Students are expected to respect each other and failure to do so will not be tolerated. Students understand school and class rules and expectations. When discipline is necessary, it is clearly explained and consistently applied by all staff. There are clearly stepped consequences when a student does not do what is required
No two classes, or two students are the same. All students are recognised as individuals and supported by a range of specialist staff to fulfil their potential. Each school will respond to students in ways that take account of their varied life experiences and needs.
Our character education programme is designed both to develop character and promote academic excellence. Our vision is that all students across the Trust will develop positive attitudes and behaviours characterised by high self-esteem, independence and responsibility; developing into Global Citizens with the following learning attributes: self-confidence, independence, resilience, cooperation and the ability to work collaboratively.
ENRICHING LEARNING EXPERIENCES
We are passionate about providing irresistible and enriching learning experiences for all students that enable them to participate in drama, music, art, sports, crafts and other cultural events. Learning is enriched by a wide range of educational experiences, including trips, visits and out of hours activities, designed to engage, cultivate and extend the children’s learning and social capital.
When the community, schools and families work together, they can provide the best possible resources and expertise to enhance the education of all children. The Trust believes it is a collective responsibility of many groups to educate children and are committed to fostering positive relationships with local community groups, businesses and organisations to enhance the learning experiences for all stakeholders.
INSPIRING AND ENGAGING CURRICULUM
The curriculum is designed, delivered and monitored with principles of knowledge and assessment at the core. The curriculum is aspirational and deliberately challenging and it never assumes that students cannot access complex material. Rather, it builds on the knowledge acquired in the primary phase and ‘starts with the end in mind’; considering the skills, knowledge and character required for higher education and employment.