Many thanks for allowing me to visit - it was a very generous use of your time.
From my first email exchange with Carol to my farewell to Jonathan, as he was heading out to ‘point duty’ just beyond the level crossing, the values that are apparent from your website shone through. The recent award is well deserved. To have values that are a part of the DNA of the organisation rather than a ‘spray on’ after thought is truly impressive.
It was inspiring to learn of the progress over the last few years from you and the students and there was a real sense of pride from those who are part of this journey.
I know you have further to go, to achieve the ‘Outstanding’ status that you want and I am sure that if the team keeps driving the incremental improvements that are apparent then it will happen.
I will let you know how I get on with my application to be a trustee of CST and meanwhile thanks to all those involved in making my visit so enjoyable and worthwhile.