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Our Vision and Values

'Hand in Hand with God we love, learn and achieve'

JTMAT:  'We believe in the power of education to improve lives – and the world’

We inspire happy, confident, enthusiastic, high achieving lifelong learners, within a loving Christian community and through the Fruits of the Spirit. 

Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
Galatians 5:22-23


No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.
1 John 4:12 (NIV)



The History of The Forest Family

Following All Saints' Primary and Needwood Primary joining together as a hard Federation pupils, staff, parents and Governors worked together to identify and agree a set of core principals under The Forest Federation (now the Forest Family) slogan ‘Hand in hand we love, learn and achieve’. From this we designed a statement that encompasses our vision:

‘Our Federation inspires confident, enthusiastic, high achieving, lifelong learners within a loving Christian community.’

The ‘Fruits of the Spirit’ from Galatians 5:22 are rooted in the Christian values that we expect from all members of our community.

We were absolutely delighted to join the John Taylor Multi-Academy Trust in 2018.