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Aspire to Lead, Aspire to Learn, Aspire to Raise the Aspirations

and Standards of Pupils in our Care. 


Memorandum of Understanding


Between the following members of the Aspire Group;

Seaton St. Paul's C of E Junior School, Bransty Primary School, Distington Community Primary School,  Hensingham Primary School, St James C of E Infant School 

St James C of E Junior School, Victoria Infant and Nursery School, Victoria Junior School.


This Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) sets out the terms and understanding, between the partnership members of the Aspire group, a group of professional Headteachers committed to working collaboratively to improve outcomes for all children (both in our own schools and in the schools of our professional partners). We acknowledge the benefits and impact of collaboration and fully understand our commitment and the role we must play.


Our Purpose and Vision


To share and articulate our school improvement priorities, identifying links with partnership schools in order to address collective improvements.

To have a commitment to Maturity, a plan to move from collaboration to co-responsibility a position of shared accountability by spending time with other members and other clusters local or nationally.


Our collective goals:


  • To meet the needs of every pupil in our school and the school of our partners.
  • To raise standards for all groups of pupils especially SENs, Pupil Premium and Disadvantaged.
  • To meet the needs of teachers and staff in their professional development.
  • To support new leaders.
  • To build leaderships capacity and aid succession planning.
  • To protect group members and individual needs.
  • To distribute innovation.
  • To transfer knowledge.
  • To aid integration of wider services.
  • To use resources more effectively.


To recognise the barriers and issues that may arise from collaborative working and work constructively to resolve these differences for the mutual benefit of all.