Vision & Values

Our ‘visions and values’ are typified by our ‘Trust’ quote by the great Greek philosopher Aristotle:

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit”

Tees Valley Education is a Multi-Academy Trust and sponsor, which is currently made up of five academies across Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland. The two founding academies, Brambles and Pennyman, formed a dedicated partnership in 2010 underpinned by a passionately shared commitment to improve outcomes for all children and their communities.

Within the Trust, there is a wealth of knowledge and expertise across both mainstream and specialist provision. We pride ourselves on our inclusivity: we have over 1000 mainstream places and 110 specialist unit places as well as a special school within the five academies. We also offer a range of outreach for both mainstream and specialist settings as well as leadership development and individual curriculum areas.

As a group, we have constantly demonstrated our commitment and ability to nurture, share and encourage outstanding educational practice in a range of settings. We firmly believe that excellence happens, not in isolated moments, but when we strive to achieve it on a daily basis: An aspiration we have for all!


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