Our Ethos


Temple Grove Academy Trust seeks to provide all children with a breadth and depth of learning opportunities in order to realise individual aspirations and potential.


We aim to promote our ethos through:

  • Encouraging a breadth of educational challenge and inspiration, within and beyond the taught curriculum.
  • Pro-active support for the recruitment and appointment of inspirational leaders.
  • Support for the Leadership Team given through the appointment of exceptional governors.
  • Promoting a broad and balanced curriculum beyond the National Curriculum core subjects of the Primary stage.
  • Outdoor activity in the natural environment with a diversity of physical challenges, including planned and managed risk taking.
  • An appropriate range of internal assessment and pupil performance procedures that measure pupil progress and outcomes.
  • An extended day with timetabled after-school enrichment provision. The Trust wants to encourage initiatives to support working families.
  • Community engagement: working with children, parents, staff, local residents and others, such as allowing some access to school facilities outside the school day.
  • Encouraging a shared sense of belonging and identity by the wearing of uniforms and the use of ‘House’ structures for both pastoral and competitive purposes.
  • Children’s nutrition, ensuring children eat at least one healthy cooked meal a day.
  • Fair admission procedures that ensure access, inclusion and equality of opportunity. The Trust will consider support for any school compatible with the Trust’s Ethos, provided that a majority of pupils are not selected on a basis of faith (or a similar selective criterion).
— noun: the characteristic spirit of a culture or community as manifested in its attitudes and aspirations.