Our school mission statement is ‘Broadening Horizons’. We nurture aspiration in our children through:
- Providing challenge to achieve
- Enriching their lives through providing new experiences
- Providing opportunities to explore
- Inspiring awe and a thirst for learning
- Innovative teaching methods
Children are encouraged to think, discuss, share, persevere and respect others. They work individually, in pairs, in small groups, within year groups, as class groups, and occasionally in cross-Key Stage groups, depending on the learning activity being undertaken. Classroom based activities are supported by a range of educational visits.
We get to know each pupil’s individual needs and work hard to make sure they get the support and guidance they need. At Quay Academy we are committed to promoting the highest possible levels of achievement for all pupils. We provide a learning environment and school ethos in which children can flourish and develop an enthusiasm for learning along with a desire for personal excellence.
The house system is a really important part of life at Quay Academy.
Every child and member of staff is given one of four houses to support. Houses are essential, as they create community spirit and give the children an opportunity to contribute to something bigger that involves children from all year groups.
To help the children at Quay Academy achieve this, we ensure our curriculum is broad and balanced with a range of enrichment opportunities.
Dojo points are awarded for positive behaviour, efforts in learning and other good deeds. Pupils also participate and compete in competitions and events for Dojo points. Every week, these points are counted and pupils are awarded for success. Parents are encouraged to connect with the school through this system and they can check on points given, message teachers and also enjoy photos and videos from the class direct to any smartphones or email account.