Vision and Ethos
Our vision is to create a happy, successful and high-performing school where students feel safe and where achievement in all forms- academic, artistic, social, cultural, sporting and intellectual will be equally valued. Effective working relationships between students and staff will be paramount. Our strong ethos based on mutual respect between students and staff and very clear expectations regarding students’ effort and behaviour will ensure that students and staff can work to the greatest effect within a happy, caring and purposeful environment.
Our wide curriculum will give scope for students to express preferences and enhance their abilities. They will revel in the wide range of opportunities we offer them, whether in the sheer range of academic and vocational subjects, sport, music and drama activities, foreign exchanges to develop language skills, trips that enhance curriculum understanding and the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. All of these activities will widen our students’ life experiences.
We are strongly committed to ensuring that all of the young people in our care make strong academic progress through our relentlessly high expectations and excellent teaching and learning. Our students will be encouraged to do their very best in every aspect of their lives and to reach the highest standards, irrespective of their ability. We will have a particular focus on meeting the needs of students who are disadvantaged, the more able and those with special educational needs. Our new school will therefore improve the quality of provision for students in Nuneaton, which the DfE has identified as a priority district for free school applications.
Students will play an active part in the running of our school by taking on a range of responsibilities such as being Year Ambassadors. Student voice is important to us and we will seek regular feedback from students. We will develop excellent relationships with parents/carers and elicit their feedback through regular opportunities to engage with us, such as at parent forums and information evenings.
We will actively engage with and support our local community through curriculum links, volunteering, fundraising and supporting local charities.