Following Chipstead Valley Primary school's highly successful Ofsted in 2013, governors were approached with a request to become an academy and form a Multi-Academy Trust in order to take responsibility for a local school in difficulty. Both governors and the school's leadership team felt that the school had the capacity to make a difference and therefore a sense of 'moral purpose' led to agreement, and the Trust was formed. The new trust became the sponsor for Wattenden Primary, which re-opened in September 2014 as New Valley Primary. The Trust expanded to three schools in September 2016, taking responsibility for Beecholme Primary in the London Borough of Merton.
The core motivations behind the Trust are two-fold. Firstly, to make a positive difference for the children in schools deemed as failing and secondly to work with other good and outstanding schools to seek greater educational opportunities for all our children. The Trust hopes to grow to 5 or 6 schools by 2020.
To provide education and care of high quality in happy, inspiring environments, in which all children and adults are valued and encouraged to succeed.
We achieve this by working in close partnership, across our schools, and at all levels, in order to develop and share best practise.
We recognise that whilst we do many things together, each school has its own ethos and identity,. This is greatly valued by all.
The following are the principles that guide our approach:
We are committed to ensuring that every child is included and cared for.
We believe cooperation and partnerships are fundamental to improvement.
We take pride in celebrating children's achievements.
We respect ourselves and each other.
We are dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in all that we do.
30th September 2021
Band 1C Scale Point 2-3. FTE £21,030
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Band 1C Scale point 2-3 FTE £21,030
JOB OVERVIEW An exciting opportunity has arisen at New Valley Primary School in Purley as an After School Club Assistant. We are looking to recruit a committed, enthusiastic perso ...
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PACE Academy Trust was formed in April 2014 and consists of two primary schools; Chipstead Valley Primary and New Valley Primary (from September 2014) and provides support to Coulsdon Nursery School.
The Trust is committed to ensuring the delivery of outstanding education to every child who attends one of its schools. Teaching and Learning excellence is shared through a combination of collaborative working, innovation pools and by a focus on creative delivery. The Trust pays high regard for all that contribute to its success and holds staff development, talent management and succession planning as integral to the realisation of its goals.
In April 2014 Chipstead Valley Primary was designated a National Teaching School and collaborates with a number of cluster schools and strategic partners to form the Valley Teaching School Alliance. Together with the Trust we are dedicated to raising standards in teaching and learning and improving the achievements of all children in our ward.
Mark Rosewell is Executive Head Teacher of the Trust and is supported by both a Strategic Board and respective Governing Bodies.