Teaching and learning
Our primary aim is that all pupils acquire the knowledge they need to get on in life, and the personal qualities to contribute to their community - locally, nationally, and internationally - as young adults.
We want them to:
- See the value of learning, and develop their knowledge, skills and understanding through curiosity to know more.
- Learn to be adaptable, to solve problems in a variety of situations, to work independently and as members of a team.
- Develop the ability to make reasoned judgements and choices, based on interpretation and evaluation of relevant information from a variety of sources.
- Develop creativity and use imagination to explore ideas and ask questions.
- Be reflective by evaluating their learning and progress, and set targets for their own success.
- Be able to self-manage through taking responsibility for their own actions and having a proactive attitude.
- Be confident in tackling new types of learning, and have openness to new ideas.
- Be confident communicators, able to explain ideas and thoughts with a variety of audiences.
- Develop tolerance, respect and appreciation of the feelings and capabilities of others.
- Acquire a set of moral values, such as honesty, sincerity, personal responsibility, on which to base their own behaviour.
To achieve this the academy will:
- Set high expectations and aspirations.
- Provide a rich, purposeful and varied learning environment that allows all children to develop their skills and abilities to their full potential.
- Provide a broad and balanced curriculum which is stimulating, dynamic and flexible.
- Build on pupils' prior experiences, skills, knowledge and learning.
- Provide opportunities for pupils to celebrate success and achievement and for these to be rewarded.
- Ensure equal opportunities are provided to meet the individual learning needs of each pupil.
- Engage parents and carers in the crucial role of supporting their children's learning.