“Making a Difference”
Our Big Idea.
We cater primarily, but not exclusively, for those with social emotional and behavioural difficulties, allowing them a fresh start in education. Our strong belief is that solutions lie in the understanding of every individual’s case and a provision which can take account of their difficulties or barriers to learning. We aim to offer all pupils an equal opportunity to become confident learners in a supportive environment. Our vision is to enable pupils to improve their self esteem, take responsibility for their behaviour and to be proud of their achievements. Almost all students attend the academy full time, which encourages a sense of belonging and community. Our clear and consistent structure ensures that pupils feel safe and secure and it enables them to take ownership of their learning.
Governors and Leaders at the school know that our focus on academic attainment is our strongest feature. Experience has proved that students need to feel purposeful about their education and this is the strongest attraction that we offer them. The increase in confidence and self esteem that drives improvements in behaviour is almost always linked to academic success. It is often difficult to change pupils’ self perception in a short space of time, but we can show them their own skills, and build their self worth through academic attainment that has a clear value in their eyes and in the eyes of society. We will maintain this focus with the Wellspring Academy Trust.
What We Offer.
We can offer all of our students:-
Small class sizes of 7 students with 2 members of staff in each lesson and KS2 have three members of staff per class so that no learner is left without help.
Experienced, qualified teachers who can make sure that our students make rapid progress in their learning, by delivering lessons that excite and motivate them.
A curriculum that matches mainstream expectations at KS2, KS3 and KS4 and has been successful in preparing all of our leavers for college after year 11.
Specific support based on the needs of each student to help them get back on track with their education.
A staff well trained in meeting the emotional needs of students, skilled in behaviour modification and selected for their ability to find the best in each child.
A fresh start.