A Message from Our Headteacher
As the proud Headteacher of this amazing academy I am delighted to share with you through this website some of the things that make our academy so special. We are a highly ambitious academy determined to produce the highest quality education for every student. We have an amazing, talented and dedicated team of staff providing the richest opportunites both within the classroom and beyond.
New Learning Spaces
We have recently moved into our brand new state-of-the-art building following the completion of the Building Schools for the Future initiative. We are very excited about our new learning spaces and the use of new technologies that will further enhance our outstanding team of teachers. The plans to extend the community provision are new and exciting. We aim to make our academy facilities available at every opportunity to ensure the academy becomes the heart of Wednesfield. I encourage you to come and look around the academy and meet staff and students – just call to arrange a convenient time.
Mrs Claire Gilbert
Ofsted Inspection feedback
The headteacher has established a harmonious environment where staff and students feel valued. Students say that they feel safe and well cared for. Students enjoy their learning and are keen to do well because constant encouragement from adults generates increased self-confidence, rising aspirations and positive attitudes to learning. In the best lessons, teachers make learning fun by introducing an element of challenge and competition. Teachers provide opportunities for students to work collaboratively, developing their teamwork and leadership skills. The courses that students follow are flexible to meet their individual needs, and the school’s engineering specialism is a particular strength. A-level passes have risen over the last three years, there was a 100% pass rate and work-related courses are a notable strength. In 2013 all students taking engineering courses at A level and as a work-related course were successful. This led in many cases to apprenticeships or further study. Sixth form students take an active role in the school, providing support for younger students and organising activities. They are encouraged to undertake roles as ambassadors for the school, developing leadership and teamwork skills. Students express pride in the inspirational new building and their gratitude for the wealth of facilities. Behaviour in corridors and in the dining hall is calm and well ordered. Students told inspectors that the school keeps them safe, that bullying is rare and that the school will not tolerate racism or other discrimination. The school works hard to promote the importance of good attendance and provides a wealth of support to families facing challenging circumstances to improve attendance.