Ethos & Values
We are determined to sustain improvement through the development of all members of the academy.
Our key values – Ambition, Pride, Respect, and Responsibility – have been developed through participation of students, staff, governors, parents, and community representatives. We work hard to promote these values and make them real and relevant in the daily lives of all academy members. They underpin all aspects of our work and relationships at Armthorpe Academy.
We insist upon a relentless focus upon excellence in learning and achievement, supported by ambitious expectations. Our aim is to maximise individual potential and ensure all students invest in their learning and are well equipped to meet the challenges of education, work, and life.
We believe every member of the school community matters, and we are entirely committed to the provision of a safe, caring, inclusive, and supportive environment. Respect for the individual, parity of esteem, and celebration of success at all levels are given the highest priority.
We expect every academy member to demonstrate a sense of responsibility for his or her own:
- academic/professional development,
- personal and social development and progress,
- attitudes and behaviour,
- aspirations, performance, and success of the academy
We want our community to see us as a thriving, optimistic, and forward-looking academy to which all members are proud to contribute and belong.
As part of Consilium Academies, we're committed to the following Equality Objectives:
- Embed a strong data management system across the Trust, supporting each academy to monitor and analyse pupil achievement and progress by ethnicity, gender, and disability, and act on any trends or patterns in this data that identify the need for additional support for pupils with the aim of narrowing the gap for equality groups.
- Implement a Trust-wide HR information system, ensuring that this incorporates the ability to provide robust reporting on and monitoring of equalities data.
- Through the use of peer networks across the Trust, ensure that the PSHE curriculum across the Trust is broad and balanced, and provides students with a high-quality education surrounding equality and diversity.
- Plan systematically to improve our understanding and promotion of diversity, establishing an equality and diversity focus group to drive this aspect of our work and ensure that our equality and diversity practices are sector-leading.