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Maritime Academy Trust



Our Big Hairy Audacious Goal (BHAG)

Our Big Hairy Audacious Goal (BHAG)* is "To positively disrupt education to ensure all children get an excellent start in life." We believe every child deserves the opportunity to succeed and reach their full potential, and we are committed to doing everything we can to make that happen.

To achieve this goal, we have identified five strategic areas that will help us make a positive impact. They are:

First Class Professional Development for All Staff: We believe the quality of education a child receives is directly linked to the quality of the staff who teach them. That's why we are committed to providing ongoing professional development for all our staff, to ensure they have the skills, knowledge and support they need to provide the best possible education to our pupils.

Education Beyond 9am to 3pm: We recognise education doesn't end when the school bell rings. That's why we are committed to providing a range of extra-curricular activities and programmes which allow pupils to continue learning and growing outside of the traditional school day.

Working with Our Communities: We believe education is a community effort and that it takes the involvement and support of parents, guardians and wider community members to give children the best start in life. That's why we are committed to working closely with our communities to provide resources and support to help them better understand and support their children's education.

Partnerships with External Organisations: We know we can't do it alone and that's why we are committed to partnering with a range of external organisations and experts to bring new ideas, resources, expertise and opportunities to our schools.

Educational Excellence: Above all, we are committed to educational excellence. We believe every child has the potential to achieve greatness, and we are dedicated to providing the best possible education to help them reach their full potential.

We are excited to work towards our BHAG and make a positive impact on the lives of children everywhere. 

*Note: BHAG is a real term (not one we’ve made up!) which comes from Jim Collins’ management book Built to Last.

Download our BHAG Brochure 

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