The Earls High School Excellence – Care – Partnership

Stour Vale Academy Trust

The Stour Vale Academy Trust is a multi-academy trust (MAT) in which schools work together under one shared company. The essential principle for the Trust is that each school will have their own distinctive and individual identity whilst working in partnership.

The Trust will:

  • Provide leadership on culture and values
  • Ensure high performance and financial effectiveness for the schools
  • Ensure that school improvement is aligned with the strategic aims of the Trust
  • Focus on realisation of benefits for all schools in the Trust
  • Provide quality assurance for all activities in the schools
  • Promote professional learning from the partnership

Our Governance and Scheme of Delegation

  • Ensures a clear decision making framework
  • Clarifies educational and business priorities and strategy
  • Provides appropriate resources to meet the challenge
  • Manages relationships effectively and engenders trust
  • Supports the Chief Executive and school leaders
  • Promotes ethical working

Our aims and objectives:


  • There is a culture of high expectations and dynamic relationships that enables pupils and staff to excel.
  • All pupils follow a challenging and appropriate curriculum
  • The progress, outcomes and personal development of disadvantaged pupils is a key driver for everyone.
  • All partnerships are used to produce measurable impact on pupil outcomes


  • That consistently high standards of teaching are in place across all learning areas and subjects leading to rapid progress of pupils
  • Pupils with SEND have effective teaching to meet their needs and demonstrate beyond expected levels of progress

Pupil’s Personal Development, Welfare and Safety

  • Safeguarding is effective
  • Pupil participation in all areas of the school (including school rewards) creates a culture of high achievement
  • School attendance for all groups of learners especially for those that nationally have lower educational outcomes is in line with the attendance of the most advantaged pupils nationally

Pupil Outcomes

  • All pupils make outstanding progress from their different starting points
  • The progress and attainment for disadvantaged pupils is in line with or better than national other
  • All pupils leave school to continue their learning