SAFE, HAPPY, SUCCESSFUL
Ethos and Values
It is the purpose of this Academy to do all that is possible, to ensure that our pupils are safe, happy and successful.
To ensure that all pupils maximise their potential to achieve personal success and fulfilment through the high quality provision of wide ranging learning opportunities in a challenging and caring environment. Pupils should also be treated with dignity, taught to treat each other with respect, feel safe, have a voice and be listened to.
It is our firm belief that the regard with which we are held by our parents and the community is significantly affected by the values we hold and operate as an organisation.
As a school we operate within the values of Respect, Positivity and Hard-Work. We expect all staff and students to live up to these values every day.
We can only achieve the best for our pupils through the total commitment of a caring, and appropriately skilled staff. We have high expectations of our staff and we believe that in order for them to realise these expectations we must continually invest in their personal and professional development. We will strive to ensure that the high quality interpersonal relationships that exist between staff are based upon mutual respect, mutual accountability, courtesy, tolerance, fairness, humour and honesty.
We expect all our staff to act as positive role models for the high standard of behaviour we wish to develop in our pupils.
We have high expectations of all our students. We expect them to be disciplined and to show a conscientious commitment to hard work in order that they can capitalise on the learning opportunities provided. We expect every pupil to strive at all times to achieve the best of which he/she is capable. We expect them to be courteous, tolerant, respectful, honest and thoughtful towards others.
We believe that a school should be a warm, nurturing environment where children and adults can thrive, by learning with and from one another.
Our environment will be inspired by the very best features of a Primary school. We believe that a school should inspire, excite and enthuse young people and that the environment should be a very special place to be.
Our building is a very traditional school building on the outside, but on the inside it is a place full of warmth and celebration with an environment which inspires to educate.
We offer a broad and balanced curriculum throughout key-stage 3 and key-stage 4.
We have always valued a traditional approach to our curriculum, with Mathematics, English, Science, Humanities and Modern Foreign Languages at our core.
With a three year key-stage 4, our pupils select their GCSE options at the end of year 8 so as to maximise their engagement and to enhance their chances of success.
We believe in giving our pupils choice and we are able to offer our pupils the chance to study a broad range of additional subjects including Sport/PE, Business and Computer Science, Product Design and Engineering.