We are committed to inspiring and nurturing the next generation.  Most educational Trusts would say this - it’s the how do we do it, that makes us different.      Donna Lodge, CEO   

Endeavour Trust schools are recognised for their aspirational approach to student engagement. The schools provide a nurturing environment, encourage a love of learning and are recognisable by the extensive collaboration with industry partners who help to co-design aspects of the curriculum and support the varied Careers Education, Information and Guidance work. The schools share similar values, which are summed up with a variety of different acronyms, but all are based around core ideals such as Respect, Determination, Self-Management, Equality of Opportunity, Integrity and Community.

The trust carefully monitors the latest research to ensure its curriculum provision for students is appropriate and cutting edge. Drawing from The McKinsey Global Report it is clear that education in the 21st Century needs to adjust to compensate for the fact that demand for technological, social and emotional, and higher cognitive skills will rise by 2030. Skill shifts have accompanied the introduction of new technologies in the workplace since at least the Industrial Revolution, but adoption of automation and artificial intelligence (AI) will mark an acceleration over the shifts of even the recent past. The need for skills, such as system integration, software and project development in addition to social and emotional skills, will rise, even as the demand for others, including physical and manual skills, will fall.

Our core aims as a Trust, working with and supporting our schools, are to secure:

  1. Exemplary student outcomes

  2. A safe, nurturing, inspirational and competitive environment

  3. A destination driven focus

  4. An expert workforce

  5. Exceptional governance

  6. Financial security

I hope you will be inspired to join our Trust

Donna Lodge


Donna Lodge BA(Hons), M.Phil, NPQH, NPQEL