The South Wolds Academy and Sixth Form

Vision and Ethos

Strategic Priorities: 2020 vision

Our main aim is to enable every child to achieve or surpass their academic and social potential.

We aim for outstanding achievement and outstanding care, guidance and support; underpinned by a strong programme of enrichment opportunities. We achieve this by focusing relentlessly on these strategic priorities:

  • To provide a relevant, attractive curriculum that meets the needs of all learners with outstanding teaching that is highly effective in inspiring students and ensures that they learn exceptionally well.
  • To ensure that all students make substantial and sustained academic progress throughout the year and across all subjects.
  • To engender pride in the academy and a commitment to South Wolds values across all aspects of school life in order to have consistent, high standards of disciplined behaviour that embeds a positive climate for learning and enables all children to flourish academically and socially.
  • To ensure students eligible for Pupil Premium and other vulnerable groups achieve, attend and behave in order to exceed national expectations. No-one is left behind.
  • To further develop skilled strategic leadership capacity that enables all staff to share values and embed a culture of high expectations and aspirations, academically and socially. create a culture of high expectations and aspirations, academically and socially.
  • To celebrate our values and successes with the wider community and make the best possible use of resources and partnerships available to us, to enable us to work with all stakeholders to achieve our main aim.

The South Wolds Academy will:

  • ensure that all students receive the care, guidance and support that they need to succeed
  • take every possible step to ensure that all children are safe from abuse, neglect or from being drawn into terrorism
  • continue to expect high standards of behaviour and attitude from all of our students 
  • design a curriculum that meets the needs and aspirations of individuals, not league tables  
  • focus on depth and enjoyment of learning, not just on exam preparation  
  • foster an ethos of pride, enjoyment, respect and success 
  • listen to parents and carers and use their feedback to further improve our work 
  • remain a specialist in languages, offering a strong programme of international and cultural awareness as well as a rich choice in languages to study 
  • provide the best possible education for pupils of different abilities  
  • provide a rich menu of opportunities for students to pursue non-academic talents such as music, sport, dance and The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award  
  • sustain and develop positive relationships with our community and prioritise school places for them
  • recruit and retain talented and committed staff who are committed to taking every possible step to enable our students to be successful
  • promote British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs
  • work in partnership with our family of schools to sustain outstanding transition arrangements into Year 7