Our Ethos

Temple Grove Academy Trust


ethos: noun


the characteristic spirit of a culture or community as manifested in its attitudes and aspirations.

Pupils enrolled in Gardening Club as part of Friday afternoon's Golden Time.


Temple Grove Academy Trust seeks to provide all children with a breadth and depth of learning opportunities in order to realise individual aspirations and potential.


We aim to promote our ethos through:


  • encouraging a breadth of educational challenge and inspiration, within and beyond the taught curriculum


  • pro-active support for the recruitment and appointment of inspirational leaders

  • support for the Leadership Team given through the appointment of exceptional governors.


  • promoting a broad and balanced curriculum beyond the National Curriculum core subjects of the Primary stage


  • outdoor activity in the natural environment with a diversity of physical challenges, including planned and managed risk taking


  • an appropriate range of internal assessment and pupil performance procedures that measure pupil progress and outcomes


  • an extended day with timetabled after-school enrichment provision. The Trust wants to encourage initiatives to support working families


  • community engagement: working with children, parents, staff, local residents and others, such as allowing some access to school facilities outside the school day


  • encouraging a shared sense of belonging and identity by the wearing of uniforms and the use of ‘House’ structures for both pastoral and competitive purposes


  • children’s nutrition, ensuring children eat at least one healthy cooked meal a day


  • fair admission procedures that ensure access, inclusion and equality of opportunity. The Trust will consider support for any school compatible with the Trust’s Ethos, provided that a majority of pupils are not selected on a basis of faith (or a similar selective criterion)




If you have any questions regarding our ethos or the work of the Trust, please contact our Trust Manager, Joanne Nertney: joanne.nertney@tgatrust.com


We are sponsored by Temple Grove Schools Trust



Friars Way

Tunbridge Wells

Kent TN2 3UA

0330 2210462


TGAT is a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales

(registered number 08309965).


Registered office: Friars Way, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN2 3UA.

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