At Quay Academy we cater for the individual learning needs of every child in our care. We work hard to make sure our pupils get the help and support they need to become lifelong learners.
At Quay Academy we want learning to be wide-ranging and fun. We also want our children to not be afraid of a challenge and leave us fully equipped for the next stage of their education.
We expect and enable everyone to achieve their best and track progress and attainment rigorously in order to set targets for improvement. We aim to unlock the potential in everyone. We now have a new National Curriculum and Assessment Framework and this has enabled us to review our provision and develop a curriculum that aims to develop mastery and depth.
We recognise that the world is an ever-changing place and need to provide our pupils with a secure foundation for future learning. We encourage pupils to explore links between subjects and wider aspects of learning.
Achievement (Progress and Attainment) is assessed in many different ways. Teachers measure children’s progress day to day through marking, assessing practical work, listening to their explanations and comments and by asking and answering questions. We have a well developed system of providing children with timely feedback that allows them to move on in their learning and improve. This is called DIRT (Dedicated Improvement and Reflection Time) and the children's books show this high level of interaction between the teacher and your child. It is so important that children are a part of this process.
Each half term, your child will complete a summary of their learning with their teacher to reflect and decide ways forward. You will receive a copy of this to share, discuss and celebrate at home.
David Ross Education Trust and British Values:
The Trust is very supportive of the ethos of promoting British Values, and preparing our pupils for success in a modern Britain. A heavy reliance is placed upon broadening horizons for each and every child and this includes developing the core skills of tolerance, respect, teamwork, resilience and building self esteem. These are all values and qualities that we feel are relevant in order to play a full and meaningful role in society, and are promoted via our extensive house system that lends itself to cultural and sporting competition, democratic principles, social mixing, the development of greater pastoral care and enhanced PSHE.
We believe that the enrichment opportunities offered by the Trust complement the Curriculum in order to make the overall learning at Quay Academy an exciting, relevant and inspiring educational experience for every child.