To explore this a little further, I would like to explain the ethos of the Academy.
This means, what is our culture? We want to bring success through investment and challenge.
Our students do not flourish by meeting low expectations. They thrive by the attempts to meet really high expectations, and this results in our mission, or moral purpose which underpins everything that we do.
We want to invest in every member of the Academy, to give an exceptional education which challenges them, unlocks their potential and maximises their performance.
There is a direct relationship between what we put into our students, and indeed our staff, and what they can achieve, and together we constantly seek improvement.
You can see this broken down into aims such as resilience, self-reliance, perseverance, aspirations and self-challenge.
All of these things raise the bar and prevent limits on what can be achieved.
Our students have some incredible stories and achievements, and have not let circumstances dictate their fate.
We want to give students a broad range of learning opportunities and to increase their cultural capital. Cultural capital is the currency that you use in the real world. They say that knowledge is power, and I believe that the more you know, the more places you will go. We also understand the value of supporting mental health and well-being.
These are central to helping students to succeed, and to develop a love for self-development and learning.
We have a fantastic wellbeing team and tremendous pastoral care which puts your children at the heart of our purpose.