Our academy vision is “Living Well Together with Dignity, Faith and Hope”

    “Love your neighbour as yourself. There is no commandment greater than this.” Mark Chapter 12: Verse 31

    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 – 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.

    1. To establish an aspirational culture of high expectations for all

    Students and staff fulfil their potential and have the highest hopes for themselves and their futures.

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

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

    2. To build a learning community that inspires students to become aspirational life-long learners

    Staff are passionate about teaching to an outstanding level. They react to feedback with dignity 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, to enable them to meet the challenges of an ever changing world.

    3. To develop an aspirational curriculum

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

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

    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.

    1. To develop students to become resilient, respectful young citizens

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

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

    Students have self-esteem and faith in the Academy which values the whole person.

    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.

    Parents value the work that Academy staff undertake and trust that staff will place their children at the centre of everything they do.

    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.”