The Trust existed to extend and build upon the work of the Cambridge Primary Review and advance the cause of high quality primary education for all children in accordance with CPR’s core aims, principles and evidence. The Trust:
- Continued to address the themes, questions, priorities and challenges that lay at the heart of CPR’s mission to maximise the quality of young children’s primary education.
- Helped schools and teachers to build institutional, individual and collective capacity to respond effectively yet discriminatingly to the requirements of policy, but also to address those important aspects of professional practice and larger educational questions with which policy does not deal.
- Continued the task of national and international dissemination and discussion of CPR’s evidence, ideas and principles, using a variety of print, broadcast and online media.
- Revisited and where necessary extended CPR’s evidence base in relation to the above.
- Continued to engage with and seek to influence government, opposition, professional associations and other key national stakeholders in pursuit of a generous and relevant vision of primary education grounded in evidence and achieved through sound policy and practice.
- Reviewed, consolidated and extended the CPR’s professional network, its databases and its regional centres.
- Organised at appropriate intervals a major international conference to foreground evidence and issues germane to the advancement of high quality primary education and to showcase the work of the Trust, its partners and others sharing its vision.