Our Visions and Values

LDST Vision and Purpose

Learn, Love and Achieve, Together with Jesus


What is our purpose?


Working together with our school communities, provide an excellent education and life-enhancing relationships with the Christian faith and Jesus Christ.


We do this through:

  • Being a family of schools that is committed to well-being and supporting each other, so that all children, learners and staff across our Trust, flourish. 
  • Connecting with each other to share practice and provide an excellent education that is  built on distinctly Christian values.
  • A commitment to inclusion, ensuring that all learners thrive through an education that teaches wisdom, instils hope, nurtures community and embeds dignity and respect.
  • Strong bonds of collaboration, innovative approaches to education and a shared purpose amongst schools, families and communities.


What is our vision?


As a Diocesan Trust, our Christian values are intrinsically linked to our commitment to provide an innovative, high quality education, so that children and learners make excellent progress and fulfil their academic potential, by ensuring that:


  • We live out our Christian values to develop future citizens who can contribute positively to a caring, compassionate nation

  • We share a Trust-wide commitment to providing an education that enables children and learners to flourish and achieve - academically spiritually, morally, socially, culturally, physically.

  • We celebrate diversity, address inequality, overcome disadvantage and raise aspirations so that learners can achieve their highest academic potential.

  • Access to an inspirational curriculum and excellent teaching enables our children to acquire a deep body of knowledge and a zest for life-long learning

  • Our schools  can thrive under outstanding local leadership, accountable to the Executive team and Board of Directors.

  • We identify talents and provide opportunities for staff to develop, pursue career developments and contribute significantly to wider improvements

  • We maintain a strong emphasis on safeguarding and the mental health and well-being of all our pupils and staff

  • Our schools are self-sustaining, inclusive learning communities of professionals who connect and collaborate to share best practice and innovative approaches rooted in informed evidence



Our Core values:


We value Difference:


We are respectful of the:


  • Uniqueness of each individual school
  • Differences within each school and community


We value Local


  • Providing aligned support and central services to empower local leaders to make local decisions that meet the needs of the local communities


We value Collaboration


  • We value the opportunities to collaborate and work as a team to improve outcomes across our Trust
  • And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds….encouraging one another’ Hebrews 10:24-25.


We value Inclusion


  • We welcome all and are committed to ensuring that each pupil receives an educational experience related to their own personal gifts or needs
  • We celebrate diversity and the individual talents of our pupils and staff




What does LDST mean to our employees and children?


Love: loving God, yourself and others

Discipleship: following in the footsteps of Jesus

Success: Being the best you can be and encouraging others to be the best they can be,

Trust: a family of schools, a family for life, supporting each othe

Trust Prayer

Trust Prayer

We thank you, God of Love, for the gift of children,
bless the work of our Trust, that in all we do
young people may grow in wisdom and stature,
and so come
to know you,
to love you
and to serve you,
as Jesus did.
We make our prayer in his name who is God
with you and the Holy Spirit, now and for ever.