Our Mission

Cheshire Vale Teaching School Alliance members have a shared moral purpose to work together to improve the learning and achievement of all the young people within their schools and to support other schools in the region to do the same.

This will be achieved by pursuing excellence in teaching and learning across Cheshire West and Chester by offering training, support, research and development that is “by schools for schools”.

We firmly believe that we are ‘stronger together’ and that partnership and collaboration between practising teachers in different schools, is the only way to continually develop and improve teaching and learning for the benefit of students, parents and the communities in which we work.

As an Alliance we value:

  • The moral purpose of our leaders that drives the partnership to help others and be professionally generous in all aspects of our work as we strive for excellence in all aspects of the delivery of education and support to young people and adults
  • The relationship between partners that are the foundation for the Alliance’s existence and success
  • Equality of opportunity for all young people and the staff who work in our schools
  • Fairness towards each other as partners and towards our associates and the individuals we work with
  • Transparency and probity, particularly in relation to financial matters and in accordance with the Financial Principles listed in Annex 3
  • The unique nature of each school and its place within its own community
  • The needs of other schools and young people beyond our own schools and Alliance
  • Openness and trust that enables and supports effective partnership working
  • The contribution that other organisations such as LAs, other education providers, charitable bodies etc. make to the school system and the success and safety of young people
  • Effective governance that ensures our values and aims are adhered to and delivered upon.