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Horbury Academy Aims and Ethos

Our Academy’s Purpose is …To inspire students to be the best version of themselves.

Our Vision for Student Achievement at Horbury Academy is that:

“All students achieve – regardless of their starting point or economic background”

“Students, staff, parents and carers parents see education as a life-long experience.”

Our Vision for Teaching and Learning is that:

“All lessons are engaging and purposeful; enabling students to make rapid progress.”

“100% of learners access 100% of learning”

“Students demonstrate a thirst for learning and are increasingly independent.  They are active and resilient, open to new learning.

Our Vision for Behaviour and Safety is that:

“Horbury Academy is a warm, welcoming and safe environment.  Relationships between staff and students are polite, respectful and positive.”

“An effective, sophisticated support structure exists to enable students to access learning and develop effective strategies for self-managing their behaviour.”

“100% of learners access 100% of learning”

“Restorative Practice is understood and embraced by all.”

Our Vision for Leadership and Management is

“All staff are leaders – both in the classroom and around the building.”

“Leadership is recognised as distinct from management and it is acknowledged that leadership skills can be learnt and developed”

“Leaders seek to develop their staff, taking pride in their achievements and tackling issues in a fair and robust manner.”

“Appraisal is valued and respected by all as a useful tool in development.”

At the heart of everything we do we ensure that:

“Horbury Academy is an environment which encourages staff and students’

  • Ambition
  • Honesty
  • Risk Taking
  • Creativity
  • Resilience
  • Collaboration
  • and Empathy”