WAT is committed to achieving the highest quality of learning experience for all of its students and to achieving the best possible outcomes for them.

The learning experience is based upon a set of learning and teaching principles that have been developed by teachers across the Trust and provides a uniting philosophy that places the learning needs of all children at the heart of the trusts work.

A powerful component has been the synergy of primary and secondary collaboration. Whilst secondary specialists in Mathematics, English and Physical Education have added high quality capacity to the learning experience of the primary children the detailed knowledge and experience of excellence at primary level has led to a changed and ever more challenging curriculum for the secondary students.

Each Headteacher is responsible for the standards in their own school and they in turn are accountable to the Chief Executive who in turn reports to the Board of Directors. Whilst there remains considerable autonomy in each school there are centralised strategic functions around Finance and Personnel that allow for very effective economies of scale and ensure a unity and consistency of purpose.

Each school has its own Local Governing Body (LGB) encapsulating the fundamental commitment of the trust to maintaining each school at the heart of its own community. The LGB works with the Headteacher to oversee and support the curriculum and progress of all its students.