Culture, Vision and Aims
The Dover Federation for the Arts Multi Academy Trust is a community of schools enthusiastically committed to the delivery of an exciting and excellent education with character for all our pupils.
Success is different for each one of us. An inspirational learning experience, together with supportive pastoral care and safeguarding, should be available to all children. Our ultimate aim is to provide the best future for our young people through a high-quality educational experience.
We believe in tomorrow’s society and fight alongside our families to improve opportunities and aspirations for everyone through our core values; compassion, integrity, collaboration, creativity, imagination, critical thinking and resilience. By listening to the needs and opinions of our stakeholders we ensure Trustees provide clarity and transparency in our collective policies and decisions with the aim of driving up standards.
We believe in high standards of courtesy, respect and behaviour in order to prepare young people for adult life. We value the teamwork, energy and trust that results from enduring relationships.
Trustees are committed to providing strong leadership that will enable staff and pupils to achieve the best versions of themselves through outstanding teaching and learning.
We believe in working together to provide a better and brighter future.
The 7 Nolan Principles of Public Life
Those with an office in governance must follow these principles set out by the government at all times. The Nolan Principles apply to anyone who holds a public office and those involved in Governance and Leadership for the Trust are committed to upholding these values.
1. Selflessness – will act in the public interest;
2. Integrity – will not act or take decisions to gain financial or other material benefits for ourselves, our family, or our friends. All those working in governance will declare any conflict of interests;
3. Objectivity – will act and take decisions impartially, fairly, and on merit, using the best evidence and avoid discrimination or bias;
4. Accountability – understand that they are accountable to the public for their decisions and actions. To make sure of this, those working in governance will be scrutinised where necessary;
5. Openness – will act and take decisions openly, with transparency and will not withhold information from the public unless there are clear and lawful reasons for doing so;
6. Honesty – will be truthful;
7. Leadership – will actively promote and support the above principles and will challenge poor behaviour, wherever it happens.