About the Sponsor
Mosaica Education UK Ltd., is a division of Mosaica Education, Inc. a global leader in education reform. Mosaica has established a charity, Aurora Education Trust (AET), to sponsor a multi-academy trust called Aurora Academies Trust (AAT). AAT is responsible for four primary Academies in East Sussex: King Offa and Glenleigh Park (formerly Sidley Primary School) in Bexhill and Heron Park and Oakwood in Eastbourne. Working with Mosaica allows for the opportunity for staff and pupils across AAT to share best practices. It is also an opportunity for each Academy to redesign the curriculum and to bring about improvements in pedagogy, for staff to benefit from an extensive continuous professional development programme and for each Academy to secure a future with an outstanding education practitioner.
Mosaica is a company that specialises in school improvement, bringing positive, sustainable change to schools worldwide. One of the benefits brought by Mosaica and their approach to education is the use of a thematic approach to enhance the curriculum enabling pupils to learn from the past in order to shape the future. Mosaica schools also place a heavy emphasis on accelerating progress in English and mathematics and upon parental and community involvement to celebrate and enhance pupil’s learning experience.
AAT was established to provide:
More opportunities – to make sure every pupil achieves the very best that they can, AAT’s focus will be on working with the Academies senior leaders and teachers to raise achievement through the curriculum innovation, online assessment programmes, increased attendance and individualised paths for personal growth and development.
More choice – Each Academy will partner with other primary Academies in the Aurora Academies Trust as well as with Mosaica Education schools internationally, which means the Academies will be able to share resources and experiences. The Academies will work with partners both locally and internationally, meaning that pupils would enjoy a wider range of learning and leisure experiences.
Improved teaching and learning – Aurora Academies Trust will look at what is good and build on this. We will also see how things can be done differently and better and will make some changes immediately in the winter term 2012/13. We will concentrate on improving standards throughout the school at a rapid pace, and improve the quality of teaching and learning through the introduction of a comprehensive staff training programme and online assessment.
Raise aspirations – through the introduction of a new philosophy and ethos, based on Mosaica Education’s proven philosophy used internationally, to bring educational improvements to Academies, pupils and communities worldwide. All pupils will have individualised paths for personal growth and development, with a focus on pupil self-awareness and self-esteem.
Increase Parent engagement and involvement – Regular community events will be held where parents and other members of the local community are invited to see what the children have been learning, meet with staff and become more engaged in their child’s education.
Have better resources - There will also be some improvements to the physical environment carried out by the DFE.