Our Multi-Academy Trust
RLT Ethos: All Schools together
RLT’s origins lie in schools with an Anglican Christian character which continues to be central to the Trust’s vision today.
The statement above expresses our broad and generous understanding of this character. Historically, Church of England schools were dedicated by their trust deeds to the education of the local community and children of all faiths and none, in the context of an open Christian ethos. A personal faith is not a requirement for anyone to be part of the Trust, nor is a Christian identity a requirement for schools which wish to join us. For us, Christian ethos is expressed above all in a commitment to work together in partnership and serve the common good.
Our schools serve local communities that are unique, all in their own unique way. The Trust’s purpose is to support them to do this. Local identity has always been an important principle of RLT and we are clear that we do not want to produce identikit schools. Within broad parameters, each school in the Trust is encouraged and supported to develop its own ethos and express the values that are important for its own life and work. For church schools, this will include exploring the values of the Christian tradition. For other schools, this will be expressed in ways which are meaningful in their particular context. We are proud to be a ‘mixed MAT’ of church and community schools and welcome everyone who believes children should come first and wants to work with us to ensure they are given an excellent start in life.