Samuel Ward Academy is a school at the heart of the community and the inspiration for the people within it. We are at the cutting edge of education, use innovative technologies and teaching methods and challenge the barriers that prevent people from excelling. We value the success of every individual, their honesty and integrity, celebrate creativity and foster resilience and independence. We expect each person to respect others and the community in which they live. We maintain a clear and consistent focus on the individual needs of each pupil, who have their own Individual learning plan. This is drawn up between the tutor, pupil and parent and provides clear targets for success, additional challenge and sensitive support. Pupils remain in a small tutor groups of 14 throughout their time with us.
We gain wisdom through learning and doing. Wisdom is knowing what to do. It is knowing right from wrong, good from bad.
A wise person makes good choices
A wise person waits for anger, fear, or other harmful feelings to pass before saying or doing something
A wise person thinks about others before acting
A wise person thinks about the results of his or her actions
Justice is making sure we treat others and ourselves fairly.
A just person treats others as he or she would like to be treated
A just person cares about the rights of others
A just person knows how to share and when to wait his or her turn
A just person is careful with things that belong to others
A just person says “no” to selfish or mean feelings
Courage is being brave when we are scared. It is being able to do something when we feel bad or fear we might fall.
A courageous person takes good risks, not foolish ones
A courageous person will try again after he or she failed at something in school or home
A courageous person will tell a friend to stop being mean to others
A courageous person will try to do the right thing when others want him or her to do something wrong
Compassion is caring about others. It is wanting to help those who are hurting. Compassion is showing kindness to all people.
A compassionate person helps others
A compassionate person forgives
A compassionate person is kind and thoughtful
A compassionate person is polite
A compassionate person works to make his or her home and school safer, cleaner, friendlier places to be
Hope is knowing and wanting good things to happen. Hope is doing what we can to make good things happen.
A hopeful person believes in himself or herself
A hopeful person knows that hard work can make a difference
A hopeful person believes people can change for the better
A hopeful person plans for the future
Respect honours the good things that others and we do. Respect values people and things for who and what they are. Respect honours people and things of special worth.
A respectful person finds the good in himself or herself. And he or she finds the good in others
A respectful person is polite and kind
A respectful person treats everyone fairly
A respectful person honours difference
A respectful person values great people, things and ideas
Responsibility is taking care of the people and things that are ours. Responsibility is keeping our promises. It is doing our duty for our family, school, community and country.
A responsible person keeps his or her word
A responsible person always does his or her best
A responsible person admits failure or mistake without blaming others
A responsible person works to correct his or her mistakes
Integrity is being honest. It is being trustworthy. Integrity is being true to yourself and your beliefs.
A person of integrity can be trusted to make good choices
A person of integrity is honest, fair and kind
A person of integrity is brave enough to do the right thing
A person of integrity is caring and responsible
A person of integrity believes in himself or herself and is respectful to others
Resilience is about being able to stay strong when things go wrong.
A resilient person does not weaken under pressure.
A resilient person bounces back when things go wrong.
A resilient person sees threats as opportunities and turns failure into success.
A resilient person is able to accept responsibility for mistakes.
OUR STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES
Improving learning outcomes for all
Overcoming Learning inequalities
Changing the future of learning
Developing a world-class workforce
To develop people
To be outward looking
To be learner focused
To be community focused
To enhance independent learning
To be innovative and creative
To develop and use new technologies
OUR SCHOOL IN SUMMARY
We are a school that aims to be the inspiration for the individuals within our community. We are a school at the cutting edge of education, using innovative technologies and teaching methods and constantly challenging the barriers that can prevent people from excelling. We value highly the success of every individual. The willingness to take risks, to be innovative and to be creative are attributes we wish to develop in everyone. We assert that self respect, resilience and independence are central to success and that honesty and integrity should be celebrated. We believe that everybody should feel safe, happy and enjoy a healthy life. We expect individuals to respect others and the communities in which they live. We care.
Samuel Ward Academy is a school at the heart of the community and the inspiration for the people within it. We are at the cutting edge of education, use innovative technologies and teaching methods and challenge the barriers that prevent people from excelling. We value the success of every individual, their honesty and integrity, celebrate creativity and foster resilience and independence. We expect each person to respect others and the community in which they live.