About the David Ross Education Trust
Our school is part of the David Ross Education Trust, a network of unique and diverse academies, committed to becoming one of the top-performing multi academy trusts in the country.
Recognised as one of 11 system leaders nationwide, our Trust works with 34 primary and secondary schools across the country.
The Trust’s schools range from smaller rural primaries with around 50 children, to much larger secondary schools in the centre of urban areas.
Working together, with a shared ethos and values, our close-knit family of schools allows pupils to begin and continue their world-class academic journey throughout primary and secondary school within the David Ross Education Trust.
For further information, please visit www.dret.co.uk
A message from David Ross:
“It is my belief that British education needs to be broader in the experiences and opportunities that it provides for young people. The 21st-century workplace needs open-minded and creative thinkers who are able to address the challenges of our times.
“This is why a David Ross Education Trust education is compellingly different. As a leading multi-academy trust, we are committed to giving every student attending one of our schools a world-class education. An education that creates academically gifted, confident, well-rounded young people in the classroom, in the workplace and in their communities.
“We pride ourselves on our academic rigour, driven by talented, dedicated and inspiring teachers who help our students to fulfil their true potential. We believe in opening our students’ eyes to the world around them. We do this through the only academy-wide enrichment programme of its kind within the state education sector. A programme that gives our students access to the kinds of life-changing experiences normally only available at fee-paying schools.
“Our promise to every student at one of our schools is clear; we will help them to become their confident, academic best.”
With the David Ross Education Trust, we share four common values that permeate every aspect of our work.
Our pupils will be ambitious young people who are driven and entrepreneurial, fully focussed on realising their goals. They will be determined in their pursuit of knowledge, of joy, and of success. Our staff, likewise, will be determined to help our pupils achieve that success, communicating their relentless ambition for the pupils in our care. In so doing, our ambition is to place Bobby Moore Academy among the best schools in the country.
Every one of our pupils aims high. We do not talk to them about limiting target grades, nor do we use the term ‘ability’ when we talk to them about their academic progress. At Bobby Moore Academy, we believe that effort and excellence are inextricably linked. At Bobby Moore Academy, our pupils understand that aspiration is integral to improvement. We help our pupils to raise their aspirations through exposure to a highly academic curriculum, to co-curricular opportunities that broaden their worldview, and to a staff body who share a common belief that our pupils have limitless potential.
A transformative educational experience takes one out of oneself and into new experiences, some of which can be daunting. It is our vision that each of our pupils personifies courage, that they are not afraid to try new things, that they actively seek out new opportunities and challenges. Courage is also about not being afraid to make mistakes. With this in mind, we want our pupils to be courageous in their learning, to see mistakes and instances of failure as opportunities to learn and succeed. Finally, we want our pupils to be courageous enough to stand up for what they believe, to have the courage to be kind and the courage to do the right thing, even when nobody's watching.
The foundation of any successful community is the mutual respect displayed by and shared between its members. At Bobby Moore Academy, we want to inculcate in our pupils three kinds of respect: respect for others, respect for our communities, and respect for ourselves. We believe it is our duty to develop respectful young people who know how to conduct themselves in the world, and that we have a role to play alongside parents to ensure that this is a priority from the earliest stage in childhood. We will be kind, polite and thoughtful towards each other at all times and never seek to contribute to, or ignore, the unhappiness of others.