All Saints Academy’s Ethos is rooted in the Christian faith, which acknowledges the value and uniqueness of every human being as individuals, and as part of the wider community, with different learning needs and enables them to fulfil their potential. The Academy:

    • Instils dignity needed to enable students to move into the wider world of work and life. Students are encouraged always to be the best they can be!
    • Supports students and staff on their journey of faith by raising awareness of all religious beliefs and other world views.
    • Offers a deep-rooted hope that inspires aspirations that know no limits.
    • SMSC development is underpinned by delivery of the Christian Faith (through the collective worship program) and the emerging needs of the students in our complex socio-economic context.
    • Our Vision is to ensure social justice prevails, and enables social mobility, through an explicit delivery of Character Education, which will be underpinned by an appropriate curriculum rooted in the ‘Cultural Transmission, Personal Empowerment, Preparation for Work and Preparation for Citizenship’ philosophies of education. At different times of a student’s life there will be a different focus on each of these philosophies.

    Mission Statements – Dignity

    Peter 2: Verse 17-23. Treat everyone you meet with dignity. Love your spiritual family. Revere (worship) God. This is the kind of life you’ve been invited into, the kind of life Christ lived. He never did one thing wrong, not once said anything amiss.

    Students become resilient, respectful young citizens who behave in a dignified way when interacting with staff ensuring they can move with ease into the world of work.

    Our senior students are dignified role models who embody our mission to live well together.

    Staff model dignity in all aspects of their professional life which in turn translates into dignified responses to even the most challenging of staff and student interactions.

    Students and staff will work together to overcome any barriers to attendance and punctuality to ensure students can grow into dignified and proud young people.

    Mission Statement – Faith

    Matthew 17: Verse 20

    “Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘move from here to there’, and it will move.  Nothing will be impossible for you.”

    Students and parents will have faith in the Academy staff that students will be at the centre of everything as we identify support needed.

    Students and parents have faith in the Academy that all possible strategies and alternative provisions will be planned in the best interest of their child.

    Opportunities occur during inspirational lessons and also during the enrichment focus outside of normal lessons.

    The Christian faith underpins our ethos as we encourage respect and kindness between all stakeholders and an understanding that we are all the same in God’s eyes.

    Mission Statements – Hope

    Psalm 6: Verses 5-6 Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.

    An aspirational curriculum is designed to support the needs of all students in the belief and hope that students will learn to live well together.

    A culture of high expectations for all will be established.

    Students will be enthusiastic, life-long, independent learners who will strive to be the best they can be.

    Students value all the learning opportunities that the Academy provides and relish being in school.

    Staff are passionate about teaching to an outstanding level and enthusiastically engage in CPD opportunities to further improve their practice.

    Staff instil a love of learning in their students to facilitate them becoming life-long learners, enabling them to meet the challenges of an ever-changing world.

    Staff have faith in their abilities to diminish the differences between the learner groups and are rewarded by the obvious impacts they make every day.

    The community benefits from the faith they have in the Academy to produce aspirational and accomplished young people.

    Staff work cohesively to ensure all the support needed is given for students to fulfil their hopes and ambitions.

    The Academy has faith in the aspirations of our students and ensures there are opportunities for every student to expand their horizons in the hope that the community will flourish.