The Newcastle Promise

The local governing committees of all NEAT schools have signed the Newcastle Promise. The Trust believes that a collaborative approach, as already adopted within NEAT and its teaching school alliance, is the most effective way to support school improvement and effectiveness across Newcastle.

Newcastle Promise Board is a citywide partnership lead by Headteachers to shape the approach to sector-led improvement. 

With changes to how schools and local authorities are funded coinciding with changes to how a number of schools are governed, it has long been the desire of Newcastle to create a formal partnership to enable schools to have a unified voice and to support a sector led school system.

The ambition is that the Promise Board will champion all Newcastle young people. Schools will hold each other to account to provide the very best educational opportunities for every young person. The board will create a stronger united voice that will enable schools to influence decisions and articulate the needs of schools, for schools, helping to ensure the broadest view of education across our Newcastle schools.

The Newcastle Promise sets out a clear statement of intent from the Promise Board and will frame and guide the development of models of joint working.

The Newcastle Promise

A city where we all share responsibility for providing the best educational opportunities for all our children and young people

We will:

• Create the sense of belonging in our schools, where children are proud of the present and ambitious for their future 
• Support and challenge each other so that no school or child is left behind 
• Drive improvement, seeking excellence through equity 
• Work creatively, beyond institutional boundaries, to raise standards and maximise the learning opportunities for all 
• Build a collaborative learning community, sharing our success, innovation and evidence-based practice

You can read more about the Promise Board and the Newcastle Promise here.