Letter to STEP communities from CEO Mark Ducker

Dear Parents and Carers,
The last time I wrote to you, it was to explain the three guiding principles in relation to the further
reopening of our seventeen STEP Academies: safety, community and choice. With these principles in
mind, and the mission of the Trust – to improve the life chances of all children – we felt it important to
communicate with you once again. As you know, STEP, which stands for Striving Together for Excellence
in Partnership; and our PUPAC values – Passion, Urgency, Positivity, Aspiration and Commitment – are
the ways in which we anchor our moral purpose and create the strong bonds of unity that stretch across
our organisation. This unifying bond has proved even more important in recent times.


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