To make a significant contribution to a self-improving school system through leading edge school-to-school support and to build a world-class education workforce by developing the next generation of teachers, leaders, managers, support staff and governors.


Nurturing Today’s Young People, Inspiring Tomorrow’s Leaders

Our vision is to inspire the next generation of the school workforce to strive relentlessly to be the best they can be, to instil an equal commitment to diligence and excellence in both their schools and their pupils, and to play their part in the continual improvement of the school system.

We will encourage talented young people from across the system – including our own students at Star schools – to enter the teaching and education profession and to pursue their personal and professional development to carve out rewarding careers for themselves.

Our culture is one of continuous learning, where we remain at the cutting edge of both established and breakthrough practices and push the boundaries of what our schools and young people can achieve.

Our approach to school improvement is collaborative: building on what schools do well, drawing on the best external support where needed and keeping pupils at the heart of our endeavours at all times.

In doing so, we nurture today’s young people and inspire tomorrow’s leaders.


The Institute will promote the STAR values of Service, Teamwork, Ambition and Respect in all that it does.



Being a responsible citizen in our community.



Working together for excellence.



Aspiring to be our best.



Treating others as we wish to be treated.