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At Temple Mill, we aim to create a school community that works together to enjoy learning. Our curriculum will motivate and encourage a passion for knowledge through lively teaching which offers engaging experiences. This will ensure our community is successful in making independent, lifelong learners.

In addition to acquiring skills and knowledge, we aim to help the children to grow in confidence and maturity so that they can enter secondary school and, later, adulthood with the ability to pursue wholeheartedly, academic, social and cultural activities.

The nurturing atmosphere throughout the school is almost tangible. Leaders promote positive attitudes between pupils, who demonstrate in their actions how important it is to look after each other and be friendly.

Ofsted, 2018


Working together to build a community of successful learners

Core Values: Inclusivity, dignity, respect & ambition

Learning and growth are at the heart of The Howard Academy Trust ethos. We strongly advocate that all members of our community have the opportunity to become the very best that they can be. We recognise and value the unique talents and expertise within our community and aim to create a culture of dignity, inclusivity, respect and ambition, where all can thrive.

This is achieved through:

  • Excellent teaching and learning that celebrates diversity whilst promoting inclusivity;
  • Regular opportunities for collaborative high quality CPD to ensure best practice across academies;
  • A proactive network for joint working across academies, for staff at various career stages;
  • The highest standards of behaviour and conduct achieved through clear expectations and positive relationships;
  • The unique character of each academy is valued and contributes to the THAT whole Trust ethos;
  • Shared whole trust values of dignity, respect and ambition.
  • High aspirations for all involved with the Trust;
  • Each academy is a hub for its local community and families;
  • Facing outwards and working in collaboration with other organisations and stakeholders;
  • A centralised team that allows academy leaders to focus on their core purpose of education.

Promoting Fundamental British Values

The Howard Academy Trust are committed to Fundamental British Values

The Trust actively promotes British Values in our schools. We aim to ensure our young people are prepared for life in modern Britain. Pupils are encouraged to regard people of all cultures, faiths and races with respect and tolerance.  They will be taught to understand that, whilst people may sometimes hold conflicting views about what is 'right' and what is 'wrong', all those who live in our country are subject to its laws.  

The key values are:

  • Democracy
  • Rule of law
  • Individual liberty
  • Mutual respect
  • Tolerance of those in our society of different faiths and beliefs