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Our Distinctive Culture, Values & Vision.

Staying true to the principles of our founding organisation, the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (The RSA), of ‘undertakings for the public good we take a practical view of social justice, moving from powerful thinking into practical action. We consider how our people, places and processes can best support social justice, putting this commitment into practice. Fundamental to this are inclusion and equity.

Creating the culture in order to best deliver our vision in practical ways is what Our Distinctive Culture document seeks to support. Further information can also be found by watching the CRST videos.

School culture can be defined as the guiding beliefs and values evident in the way a school operates. ‘School culture’ can be used to encompass all the attitudes, expected behaviours and values that impact how the school operates.’ Fullan (2007). Our guiding principles are organised into three categories: people, places and processes.

It is vital we get our school culture right. It is bigger than compliance: we are clear that our culture is delivered through shared endeavour, professional high expectations, warmth, inclusivity, positivity and kindness.

It is the intentional behaviours and mindsets that shape the thinking, the communication, the values and mission. The danger of not getting the culture right is that this will significantly limit our progress towards ensuring sustainable excellence in each of our schools.

Culture, in the communities our Trust serves, matters. Our leaders strive to establish our strong distinctive culture and we are consciously developing a shared language. In order to grow this further, and sustain our strong culture into the future, we need to define what it is we do that builds and secures a rich, safe culture. Without this clarity, through changing personnel and drifting norms, a strong culture can be easily eroded and eventually lost completely. Our Distinctive Culture document seeks to set out this definition: what we expect, what we say and what we do.

People, places and processes. These three areas form our culture and underpin the delivery of our strategic plan as we strive to support social justice through exceptional schools.


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Central Region Schools Trust
B.06 Assay Studios
141 - 143 Newhall Street
Birmingham, B3 1SF

0121 270 3117

Abbeywood First School, Wood Piece Ln, Church Hill Way, Redditch, B98 9LR

01527 962794

Arrow Vale High School, Matchborough Way, Redditch, B98 0GF

01527 526800

Arrow Valley First School CRST, Colts Lane, Redditch, Worcestershire, B98 0LH

01527 528 111

Church Hill Middle School, Wood Piece Lane, Church Hill, Redditch, Worcestershire, B98 9LR

01527 962794

Gospel Oak School, Bilston Road, Tipton, DY4 0BZ

0121 556 1351

Holyhead School, Milestone Lane, Handsworth, Birmingham, B21 0HN

0121 523 1960

Ipsley C of E Middle School, Winyates Way, Winyates, Redditch, Worcestershire, B98 0UB

01527 525725

Lickhill Primary School, Almond Way, Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire, DY13 8UA

01299 871803

Oak Hill First School, Wirehill Drive, Lodge Park, Redditch, Worcestershire, B98 7JU

01527 528 523

Oldbury Park Primary School, Oldbury Road, Worcester, WR2 6AA

01905 424 878

St Stephen's CofE First School, Mabey Avenue, Redditch, B98 8HW

01527 63911

Sutton Park Primary School, Greatfield Road, Kidderminster, DY11 6PH

01562 67742

Waseley Hills High School School Road Rubery Birmingham B45 9EL

0121 453 5211