Churchdown School Academy Prospectus 2016-2017

 

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Churchdown School Academy Prospectus 2016-2017

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Churchdown School Acdemy Winston Road, Churchdown, Gloucester, GL3 2RB Tel: 01452 713340 Fax: 01452 857367 Email: school@churchdownschool.com Twitter: @ChurchdownSch www.churchdownschool.com photography design marketing www.colorfoto.co.uk

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“ Welcome At Churchdown School the education we provide is guided by values of integrity, resilience, respect, ambition and tolerance. These values are particularly important to us as we develop the students into lifelong learners and prepare them for a life beyond school. We are an 11-18, non-selective academy where everyone, sta and students, strive to be the best they can be. Our aim is simple ‘to achieve success for all’. We are proud of our warm and welcoming community in which everyone participates to make a positive contribution. The language spoken is about aiming to be the best we can be. Teachers are unrelenting and ensure there are no limits or barriers to student achievement. Students enjoy their school lives and are proud of their school. Every decision we make has the students’ best interests at the core. Expectations are high and our students’ approach to the community and learning is fantastic. At Churchdown the small things matter and it is these marginal gains that impact on the holistic educational experience on o er. We encourage participation in a wide range of educational and life-enriching activities, nding a variety of ways to celebrate success and individuality. By the time students nish their education with us, they will have been challenged academically and nurtured into ne young adults. “The greatest danger for our students is not that we aim too high and miss, but that we aim too low and reach it. ACHIEVING SUCCESS FOR ALL

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School Ethos and Values Churchdown School prides itself on the broad and balanced curriculum it o ers students. Monitoring and evaluating our students’ progress is one of the keys to our success. We set challenging targets for our students throughout their school career to ensure they achieve the best possible results. We believe that people are our greatest asset. We are therefore committed to: Setting the highest expectations to ensure students become independent learners and attain the knowledge, skills, understanding and quali cations for success in the 21st Century. Creating an ethos which demands high regard for self and others, and ensures that each student makes a positive contribution to the school community and wider society. Providing a stimulating, challenging and supportive curriculum which meets the needs and interests of all learners and celebrates success for all. Developing dynamic and meaningful partnerships with the aim of raising attainment and promoting learning as a lifelong activity. Achieve the best for all “Pupils’ attitudes to learning are excellent. Ofsted “ ACHIEVING SUCCESS FOR ALL

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Learning Together Learning takes place in vibrant and engaging environments, where students are encouraged to take an active role in the learning process. Our sta are carefully selected and given extensive professional development to become outstanding practitioners. Teaching is of a high quality and places an emphasis on crucial skills such as independence, creativity and resilience. Consequently our students receive a personalised learning experience which ensures they receive the best opportunities to enhance their learning and life opportunities. “ Achieve the best for allTeachersarededicatedand “determined to support pupils in achieving high standards. Ofsted ACHIEVING SUCCESS FOR ALL

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Achievement We passionately believe in every student’s right to succeed. We are unashamedly consistent in the high expectations for their progress. This underlines the success of our approach which blends challenge with support for our students. The academic success of our students ows from high quality teaching, discretely taught study habits and the emphasis on students developing their own personal skills and talents. Ultimately we want our students to make more progress during their time at Churchdown than if they were to study in any other school in the country. Achieve the best for all “Sta are determined to enable every pupil, regardless of ability, circumstance or need, to succeed and achieve well. Ofsted “ ACHIEVING SUCCESS FOR ALL

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Achieve the best for allThe students consider they are listened to, and “given opportunity to use their own initiative to further their personal development. Ofsted “ ACHIEVING SUCCESS FOR ALL

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Wellbeing We strive to nurture the individual. One of our highest priorities is student wellbeing, ensuring our students are happy and successful. During their time at Churchdown, students are presented with many opportunities to develop a wide range of skills and interests, through an exciting extra-curricular programme. Whether their interests lie in sport, the arts, languages or new technologies, Churchdown o ers something to every student beyond the regular classroom. We rmly believe in educating the ‘whole child’ and we support students’ strengths and help them to reach their potential. Feedback is important. We listen to learners and parents in order to continually make improvements to our school. “ “The school culture is one of high expectations and positive relationships. Sta and pupils are respectful and polite, and they want to do the best Achieve the best for allforeachother. Ofsted ACHIEVING SUCCESS FOR ALL

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FORM 6Life in our IXTH Our courses are designed to attract existing students to stay with us and new students to join us. We have a thriving sixth form covering a wide variety of AS, A level and BTEC courses. We have high ambitions for all our students and want them to achieve success and realise their full potential. To help ensure these ambitions are ful lled we not only o er outstanding teaching, but also have an established support programme which includes comprehensive guidance on making applications to higher education. Our sixth form students are also excellent role models for younger students in the school. They are encouraged to demonstrate maturity and compassion with many actively involved in voluntary work, charity fundraising initiatives and volunteering their time in departments across the school. “ “Students leave Churchdown having ful lled their potential; gaining the quali cations, skills, con dence and moral courage to succeed in the world beyond school. Ofsted ACHIEVING SUCCESS FOR ALL

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Connecting with our community Our students contribute to making their school a vibrant and caring community. We recognise the importance of outreach work and ensure that Churchdown is a truly local school. We forge strong and lasting partnerships with a range of stakeholders. Examples of student participation within the community include our annual senior citizens Christmas performance and hamper donations . Each year we also work with a network of local primary schools o ering a range of events to bring the school communities closer. The school also has a vibrant student council that strives to embrace a variety of local, national and global charities each year. We encourage parental involvement and see it as a positive contribution to school life. The new ‘Friends of Churchdown’ PTA meet regularly, encouraging a stronger liaison between home and school life. “High aspiration and a commitment to ensuring equality of opportunity for all students are evident throughout the school. Students spoke with real enthusiasm about teachers they felt gave them a voice, helped them to learn and respected them. Educational Consultant “ ACHIEVING SUCCESS FOR ALL

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Applying to Churchdown Our teachers, support sta and governors are committed to ensuring that the students' best interests are at the centre of everything we do. If you wish your child to bene t from the vision, ethos and learning experience that Churchdown School o ers, we invite you to make an application. All we ask is that our ethos is shared by all to enhance the opportunities that students have to develop physically, emotionally, socially and academically. A full guide to our admissions criteria is available from our website at: www.churchdownschool.com, along with all other relevant school policies. Whilst this prospectus gives a taste of what we o er, the best way to experience our high standards and happy students is to visit the school. Every day is an Open Day! We look forward to meeting you in the future. “ At Churchdown School the education we provide is guided by values of integrity, resilience, respect, ambition and tolerance. “ ACHIEVING SUCCESS FOR ALL

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