Section 172 Statement
The directors believe that they have effectively implemented their duties under section 172 of the Companies Act 2006.
The Group is aware of the impact a good education can have on communities and is committed to extending the benefits to communities surrounding the nurseries, schools and colleges. The Group is aware of the environmental impact of the work that they do and strive to reduce their carbon footprint.
The Group is committed to maintaining an excellent reputation and to high standards. We are highly selective about which schools and organisations join the Group. Our family is small and close-knit. We carefully curate it to make sure we have harmony among our teams. This is why we place such an emphasis on our values.
– we lead with heart; we’re a team; we love learning; we do it well.
Being part of the Group means we can all come together to share experience and expertise, supporting each other to achieve the extraordinary.
The directors recognise the importance of the wider stakeholders in delivering their strategy and achieving sustainability within the business. The main stakeholders in the Group and their importance to the business are considered below.
Employees – The directors believe the employees are a key stakeholder in the Group. The Group strives to develop an underlying culture where employees can thrive in their development. The single biggest factor the directors consider when deciding if a new organisation should join the Group is whether or not the people are a good fit. This means people who are educationalists through and through, people who share our values, and who come to school every day resolved to give their best for our students. The Group’s engagement with employees is detailed in the directors’ report.
Children and parents – The children and their parents are key stakeholders within our Group. Our mission is to be the best at helping children achieve their ambitions. Everything we do at Dukes is driven by a strong desire to nurture young people so they can achieve their true potential.
Educational bodies – We know that if we want to inspire excellence in young learners, then we need to achieve excellence in everything we do. One way we accomplish this is by working closely with regulatory authorities and inspection bodies to ensure everyone in the Group delivers the highest possible standards. Additionally, the members of the Education Advisory Board come together regularly to discuss recent and future developments across the Group. Their expert support and guidance not only helps us meet best-practice standards, it encourages us to set newer, higher standards for all.
In ensuring that all our stakeholders are considered as part of every decision process we believe we act fairly between all members of the Group.