Purpose, Vision and Values

The Learn Sheffield team and Board have reviewed our vision during the summer and autumn terms of 2023. The purpose, vision and values below are being shared with members and stakeholders through the annual Director’s Report for the AGM in February 2024. We welcome feedback on this work, as we consider any final changes ahead of confirming our purpose, vision and values in March 2024.

Our purpose is to enhance the life chances of children and young people in Sheffield.

Our education partnership works with and through our member settings to achieve this by: providing high quality school improvement support for Sheffield settings, leading collaboration within and beyond our education sector and being the ‘glue’ in the education system of our city.

We are driven by our values. Learn Sheffield will always:

Move forward with rigour, curiosity and optimism.
Demonstrate integrity, humility and compassion.
Promote equity, social justice and belonging.

We will achieve this vision by:

  • Providing “done with and not done to” bespoke support from expert external eyes to enable school and system leaders to enhance the quality of education they provide.
  • Developing and delivering successful programmes and projects which support education professionals and improve the life chances of children and young people alongside their families and communities.
  • Working effectively with partners through sector-led collaboration and strong, trusting relationships to make Sheffield the best place in the country to learn and teach.
  • Being an inclusive employer, which recruits exceptional people, develops and supports them and enables their work to impact on our team, our partners and our priorities.
  • Being a socially responsible organisation, which consistently delivers beyond its size and contributes to the improvement of our city.
  • Continually improving through an ambitious, motivated and reflective culture.