On behalf of the staff and students, welcome to Armthorpe Academy. It is both an honour and a privilege to lead the school on the next phase of its journey, and what an exciting journey lies ahead.
We are proud to be a member of Consilium MAT, a trust that prides itself on partnership, opportunity, and integrity. We will always put students at the centre of everything we do, with inclusion being imperative to us. At Armthorpe, every learner is an individual with a distinctive personality and characteristics. Therefore, we focus on the whole person, a sense of togetherness, and empowering everyone as a leader and learner.
We place great value on preparing our students to thrive in 21st century Britain. We do this by ensuring our learners are equipped emotionally, socially, and academically to excel through their journey at Armthorpe and beyond.
The learning our children experience is broad and balanced and provides intellectual, moral, creative, and emotional stimulation. It is an exciting time to be part of our academy, as with the support of Consilium, we are constantly working to develop and evolve our curriculum and pedagogy to ensure all students flourish. This means not only striving to fulfil the academic potential of all our learners, but also teaching our young people how to care for themselves mentally and physically. Further, we are committed to facilitating opportunities for students to enjoy life to the full beyond the taught curriculum.
It seems simple and obvious, but there is nothing more important than the quality of teaching and learning in our classrooms – every minute, every lesson, every day. Staff are learners too. We place significant emphasis on staff development and collaborative partnerships to ensure what goes on in and beyond our classrooms is as good as it can be.
The Armthorpe values permeate all aspects of school life. We are building a culture that expects everyone in the Armthorpe family to be a leader and a learner. Our ethos is built on the strapline, “Inside Everyone There is a Rainbow Waiting to Shine.” A rainbow is a wonderful sight; a symbol of hope, inspiration, vibrancy, and dreams coming true. However, a rainbow only appears after a storm reminding us that anything magnificent often requires a battle, struggle, resilience, and patience. Weathering the storm is a part of life. As such, our values embody characteristics we would want to foster in our own children:
I have not been at Armthorpe long, but I have been truly humbled by the welcome I have received from everyone. Armthorpe is a genuine family school; a school which will grow and develop to be a hub of the community and school of choice in the local area. The children of Armthorpe deserve the very best, we will work tirelessly to make sure they get this, but we cannot achieve this goal alone. High expectations and unstinting support are imperative at all levels; therefore, we expect parents to work in partnership with us. United parties working together is a powerful force.
Once this dreadful pandemic is over, we would be delighted to welcome you to visit at any time to see us ‘in action’, with confidence that you will receive a warm reception from our staff and students. Should you have any questions in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Take care and stay safe.