SAFE, HAPPY, SUCCESSFUL
Ethos and Values
We are very much a community school with an ethos which highlights our commitment to meeting the wide range of needs and challenges for young people growing up in a modern society. This is highlighted through our mission to do all that we can to ensure that students attending our school are safe, happy and successful.
We believe in setting high expectations for our students in all aspects of their school life and whilst we are highly inclusive and supportive, we believe that it is important to uphold those same expectations for all students because of the belief that all children and young people can succeed. It is our moral duty to support them to meet our high standards, both academically and in terms of their personal development.
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.
Our school values of respect, hard-work and positivity sit at the very heart of all that we do. Our school rules and standards are born from these values on the premise that your behaviours are a reflection of the values that you hold.
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. Our school values of Respect, Hard-Work and Positivity underpin those expectations.
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 is warm and nurturing to meet the broad range of needs of our young people. 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.
The intent of our curriculum is to ensure that all pupils attending Winterton Community Academy are safe, happy and successful. Our curriculum intends to provide our pupils with an introduction to the essential knowledge that they need to become educated citizens. It introduces pupils to the best that has been thought and said; and helps engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement.
We offer a broad and balanced curriculum throughout Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 with a traditional approach to our curriculum where Mathematics, English, Science, Humanities and Modern Foreign Languages are at the core.
In addition our students study a broad range of subjects and have the opportunity to choose from PE, Business Studies, Performing Arts, Engineering, Catering, Health and Social Care, Art and Photography when choosing their options for key stage 4.