The Alpha Plus Group Gold Standard
St. Anthony’s has existed for one hundred and twenty five years. In 2009, the Patton family decided that the future of the school would be best secured and nourished by St. Anthony’s joining the highly respected Alpha Plus Group. Its reputation for excellence and its commitment to nurturing and fostering diversity, cohered with the school’s own vision. APG’s values, enunciated below, have supported the school in its latest exciting and vibrant phase. Since joining the group, the school facilities have been developed, refurbished and upgraded; Ongoing recruitment of excellent staff has also been a priority.
We know that parents choose Alpha Plus Group schools because of our commitment to provide the best education and the best possible start in life for the children in our care. Our schools share aims and values, yet each has its own distinctive ethos. All Heads and their Senior Management Teams receive expert training and ongoing support to maintain strong leadership.
To ensure we meet the highest standards and can measure achievement, we set out the essential components of excellence in education that we insist on seeing in every one of our schools and colleges.
This Gold Standard of Education includes:
- High aspirations and expectations for all pupils and staff
- Outstanding leadership at all levels
- Working closely in partnership with parents
- A focus on high quality teaching and learning
- A commitment to self-review and continuous improvement
Staff and pupils are given access to cutting edge technology and provided with modern learning environments to ensure standards are met. The curricula we offer are regularly reviewed to guarantee their relevance and their potential to enable all our pupils to obtain first choice placements into destination schools and Higher Education institutions when they leave us.
Our success largely lies in our ability to appoint and retain top quality school leaders, committed teachers and dedicated support staff. Teachers are attracted to work for Alpha Plus because of our reputation in providing excellent professional development and opportunities for advancement.
There is strength in diversity too and, although each of our schools and colleges are signed up to delivering this Gold Standard, we also celebrate the fact that each of our schools also retains its own individual ethos and identity. We are very proud of the diversity you will find in our schools.