Six strategies to excellence

The Lime Trust is ambitious, optimistic and forward-looking; it celebrates diversity and promotes wellbeing

  1. 1 Putting learners first

    A moral purpose to place all our learners’ learning and wellbeing at the centre of all that we do

  2. 2 Setting the standard

    Defining very high standards of practice within each Lime academy and ensuring that they apply universally in every classroom (Lime Trust Principles and Procedures), for every teacher and every learner; with challenge at all levels to ensure that all our learners have the very best opportunity

  3. 3 Capacity rich schools

    Opportunities for professional growth at all levels, for the workforce to continually build and thereby extend the ability of the Lime schools to deliver outstanding teaching and learning. Capacity also means great resource management to support learning and the best systems


  1. 4 Recruit and retain quality first teachers

  2. 5 Support leaders to headship in challenging schools

  3. 6 Deliver rapid and sustained improvements