Who is the Aspirations Academies Trust?

Aspirations Academies Trust in England is a charitable organisation operating in association with the Quaglia Institute. It is a nonprofit, financially independent organisation. The U.S. based Quaglia Institute do not directly fund Aspirations Academies Trust in England. Instead, they offer significant support by providing aspirations research, materials, surveys, and consultation support.

What is the philosophy of the Aspirations Academies Trust?

Aspirations is the ability to dream about the future while being inspired in the present to reach those dreams. Aspirations Academies Trust in England shares the Quaglia Institute ’s core belief that for all students to have high aspirations they must believe in themselves, be actively engaged in their learning, and see the connection between what they learn today and who they want to become tomorrow. 

All three organisations (Quaglia Institute, the Quaglia Institute for School Voice and Aspirations (QISVA) and the Aspirations Academies Trust) are committed to helping schools foster students’ aspirations so that all students reach their fullest potential and achieve the success they want for themselves. Working in conjunction with the Quaglia Institute, the Aspirations Academies Trust in England benefits from Quaglia Institute’s remarkable record of more than 30 years of research and experience working with students, educators, and schools. Central to this success is the innovative Aspirations Framework which outlines how to recognise and develop students' aspirations, while trusting in the professional judgment of educators to decide what concrete actions are best for their school.  The framework is a research-based set of principles and conditions, yet does not provide a prescription for implementation. While the Quaglia Institute collects best practices and specific tried and true applications, ultimately senior managers, teachers, and students must guide decisions about how best to realise the Aspirations Framework in their own school.  The combination of Quaglia Institute’s expertise articulated in the framework and a school's expertise in its own unique culture is what cultivates a learning environment in which all students are inspired to achieve their very best —personally, socially, and academically.

The Aspirations Academies Trust in England embodies the Quaglia Institute’s belief that for all students to have high Aspirations, three Guiding Principles must be present: Self-Worth, Engagement, and Purpose.  These Guiding Principles direct the development of educational experiences from the individual classroom to the entire school building.  Students who have Aspirations believe in themselves, are meaningfully engaged in their learning and the life of the school, and work with intention toward their goals. The Quaglia Institute has the belief that students are the potential, not the problem, in today's educational system. Quaglia Institute's vision for the future is to continue to lead the way in educational research and best practices for schools based on the 8 Conditions that Make a Difference®. Ultimately, the Quaglia Institute seeks to elevate student aspirations, improve academic achievement, and promote the highest teaching and learning standards.

Web:  http://aspirationsacademies.org/ 
Address: Aspirations Campus, Tachbrook Road, Feltham, TW14 9PE
Telephone: 020 8751 9888
Email Address: info@aspirationsacademies.org