Our Principles

We feel strongly that academies should enhance the education provision of an area, drive up standards particularly for the most vulnerable and play a central role in the regeneration of communities. We believe that improving young people’s life chances are essential to developing a strong local economy. Our philosophy and values are reflected in our underlying principles:

  • We always put ‘Students First’.
  • We follow Local Authority admissions criteria.
  • We adopt the existing catchment area.
  • We believe that local children should attend local schools and we are not selective.
  • We are fully inclusive and welcome children from vulnerable groups, eg FSM, SEND, LAC, etc.
  • We continuously provide high quality professional development for all our staff.
  • We follow the School Teachers Pay & Conditions and National Joint Council conditions of service.
  • We work positively with trade unions and actively involve them in our decision making.
  • We play our full role in behaviour partnerships/hard to place protocols.
  • We always put collaboration before competition.
  • We never do anything detrimental to a young person, member of staff, school or college in a neighbouring community.