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Academy Ethos & Vision

High aspirations 

Aspiring for greatness is a conscious choice. As a school we believe that in partnership with parents and our community, we can give our children the guidance, opportunities and belief to make conscious choices. Their aspiration will be deep rooted in their values as they aspire to be lovely people: respectful, honest, trustworthy, empathetic, responsible and kindness. Our children will become enthusiastic and skilful artists, sportspersons, mathematicians, writers, readers, linguists, scientists, musicians, historians, geographers and designers. Our children will be equipped to support and solve local and global challenges, as well as aspire for positive health and well-being for themselves and others.  They will communicate their learning in an environment where everyone talks.

Valuing learning 

Learning is personal and we all recognise the tremendous impact of those teachers who truly understand and know their pupils. We believe that in order for our children to thrive, their safety and happiness is paramount. Your child’s learning is crucially important: The acquisition of knowledge, vocabulary and skills, as well as developing the characteristics of a truly successful learner are core to our approach.  Children educated at Haywood Village Academy will be ready to learn and will develop the essential characteristics in great learners: curiosity, motivation, courage, resilience, making links and reflectiveness.  Alongside the characteristics of learning, the school’s curriculum ignites their love of learning so the children to have self-agency, now and in adulthood, because of a developed sense of self and an awareness of their place in the world. This is the result of children seeking meaning and making connections as they build understanding from a foundation of knowledge and skills.

Learning in this school is limitless: the expectations for each child’s potential will be uncapped; there will be awe and wonder; inquisitiveness and enquiry in the curriculum and the expectations for developing and sharing learning will extend far beyond our walls. Children develop important skills that transcend subject disciplines and enable them to excel in life: problem solving, analysing and synthesising information; creativity and showing personal expression; research skills; aural, oral and written communication; leadership, teamwork and collaboration.

Achievement for all 

We recognise that every child is unique and their personalities and skills reflect this. We believe in every child who attends our school and are unwavering in our ambitions for their achievement. We are passionate about celebrating their individual achievements. We welcome parents to support us in championing the success of our children in their achievements both at home and in school. Children at Haywood Village Academy know the feeling of success throughout their learning and demonstrate pride in the outcomes they have created: we are proud of them all.

Mission 

Providing a limitless education that empowers choice through enriching, meaningful and active opportunities developing lovely people.

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