Core Education Trust

CORE Education Trust

CORE Education Trust’s mission is to provide children with a high-quality educational experience realised through a collective commitment to four CORE Values:


We will promote, facilitate and support an outward facing culture in all our Schools.


We will run our Schools efficiently and effectively to develop capacity, ensure transparent governance and improve performance.


We will commit to beyond statutory safeguarding standards in our Schools and additionally ensure all our children have access to a wide range of cultural experiences.


We will be uncompromising in our aspiration to achieve the highest standards in all our endeavours and be committed to investing in programmes of excellence for all our staff to achieve this.

Each School will be supported, challenged and monitored to ensure these Values are embedded. As well as incorporating the CORE Values in the environment of the School and by adopting them into specific School initiatives, each School is required to determine and promote a bespoke set of “CORE Characteristics”. These characteristics map each Value to a staff and student/pupil entitlement agreed by the Headteacher as appropriate to the local context of the School. The characteristics will be identifiable features of the School and celebrated with visitors to the School and stakeholders.

A CORE education for the children at each of our Schools is underpinned by a curriculum philosophy at the centre of which lies an uncompromising focus on the development of character and communication.

We welcome your views and encourage you to contact us if you would like to support our work.

Active learning through tactful questioning in PE today. Our theme of planets is explored further during their basketball session #COREexcellence #COREcollaboration #RockwoodPE

Today’s screensaver is Maya Angelou. An incredible poet and civil rights activist who has more than 50 honorary degrees #COREexcellence #CORErespect @COREeducate @blackhistoryuk #BlackHistoryMonthUK

A fantastic turn out for our year 6 open evening! Thank you to all families for taking the time to visit this evening. We look forward to seeing you later in the year. #COREcollaboration

We are drafting our letters about the lack of respect for our oceans. It was a very heated afternoon, with fingers flying over the keys, we had so much to say! @COREeducate

It’s always lovely to see members of our Rockwood Family succeeding! #COREexcellence #COREopportunity

Practice makes perfect! @CCFcadets #COREopportunity #COREcollaboration #CORErespect #COREexcellence

Our new @CCFcadets in training this afternoon in their squads #COREopportunity #CORErespect #COREexcellence

The votes have been counted and we now have our new head boy, head girl and their deputies for this academic year. We are so proud! #COREexcellence #COREopportunity #COREcollaboration

We were happy to welcome @southandcitycol this morning to help our Year 11 students prepare for their next steps after their GCSEs #COREcollaboration #COREopportunity #RockwoodCareers

We have TWO groups in the final of the @UCBofficial Business and Enterprise Challenge #COREexcellence

Our breakfast monitors offer FREE bagels 🥯 to all students in the Refectory from 8am - 8.25 each morning. Come and grab one...#COREcollaboration

We are looking forward to welcoming our wonderful year 6 families this evening. We will see you at 5pm #COREcollaboration #COREexcellence #COREopportunity #CORErespect

We’re aiming for 100% attendance at Year 11 parents’ evening on Thurs 17th Oct 4-7pm. Mock exam results will be shared in the style of the real results day. Another strategy in the drive for our best results ever; please join us to support! #COREcollaboration @COREeducate

To raise awareness of Black History Month, staff are sharing people they admire by changing their phone screensavers every day this month. Raheem Sterling and Eliud Kipchoge shared this week #CORErespect @COREeducate @blackhistoryuk

Some stunning examples of student work in art, following their nautical theme #COREexcellence #COREopportunity #RockwoodArt

Year 7 thoroughly enjoyed their brass lessons this morning #COREopportunity #COREcollaboration #RockwoodMusic

Recognition of excellence in assembly this morning #COREexcellence #COREopportunity

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