As a Trust we are committed to creating a culture that strongly reflects our Touchstones: seven principles which make our academies unique. Just as 500 years ago touchstones were used to test the quality of the gold they marked, so too our Touchstones find what is precious and set these things apart. They are used to express the values and ethos of the Trust and describe perfectly what we are known for and how we operate.

Slide Touchstones Enjoyment Providing learning that is relevant, motivating and engaging releases a child’s curiosity and fun, so that a task can be tackled and their goals achieved. REAch2 aspires for high quality leadership by seeking out talent, developing potential and spotting the “possible” in people as well as the “actual”. Leadership We act judiciously with sensitivity and care. We don’t make excuses, but mindfully answer for actions and continually seek to make improvements. Responsibilities Inspiration breathes life into our schools. Introducing children to influential experiences of people and place, motivates them to live their lives to the full. Inspiration We acknowledge and celebrate that all people are different and can play a role in the REAch2 family whatever their background or learning style. Inclusion We recognise that we lead by example and if we want children to grow up to behave appropriately and with integrity then we must model this behaviour. Integrity Children and adults will flourish in their learning and through learning discover a future that is worth pursuing. Learning

REAch2 as a Trust is the cornerstone to our schools; a strong, responsible foundation from which every school develops, grows and flourishes. The cornerstone provides a paramount role and ensures that schools deliver the best possible learning experience based on quality, excellence and high standards.