Founded in 2012, REAch2 Academy Trust is the largest primary-only academy trust in the country. We are a growing charitable organisation currently supporting circa 60 primary academies across England.
The Cornerstone of REAch2 is a solid, unshakeable foundation, defined by exceptional teaching experiences and shared Touchstone values of learning, leadership, enjoyment, inclusion, inspiration, responsibility and integrity.
These values are at the very core of the Trust, firmly embedded in all of our academies and embraced by our leaders, teachers, staff, parents and children alike.
Strong family values are a key component of the REAch2 vision. We believe that REAch2 is a family: connected by a common desire to learn from each other, share experiences and be mutually supportive across the entire academy community. Every school and every individual is included in this vision. We actively encourage collaboration and work as a team to create and deliver the best possible educational experiences for every pupil within the REAch2 family
The REAch2 Cornerstone
REAch2 as a Trust is the cornerstone to our schools; a strong, responsible foundation from which every school develops, grows and flourishes. The cornerstone provides a paramount role and ensures that schools deliver the best possible learning experience based on quality, excellence and high standards.
As a Trust we are committed to creating a culture that strongly reflects our Touchstones: seven principles which make our academies unique. Just as 500 years ago touchstones were used to test the quality of the gold they marked, so too our Touchstones find what is precious and set these things apart. They are used to express the values and ethos of the Trust and describe perfectly what we are known for and how we operate.
We acknowledge and celebrate that all people are different and can play a role in the REAch2 family whatever their background or learning style
Children and adults will flourish in their learning and through learning discover a future that is worth pursuing
REAch2 aspires for high quality leadership by seeking out talent, developing potential and spotting the “possible” in people as well as the “actual”
We recognise that we lead by example and if we want children to grow up to behave appropriately and with integrity then we must model this behaviour
Providing learning that is relevant, motivating and engaging releases a child’s curiosity and fun, so that a task can be tackled and their goals achieved
We act judiciously with sensitivity and care. We don’t make excuses, but mindfully answer for actions and continually seek to make improvements
Inspiration breathes life into our schools. Introducing children to influential experiences of people and place, motivates them to live their lives to the full