Q3 Academy Tipton
Sandwell, United Kingdom
About Q3 Academy Tipton
A Welcome Message from our Head of School
Q3 Academy Tipton is a brand new academy in the heart of Sandwell; the third to be part of the Q3 family. Our standards and expectations are unapologetically high as we are determined that every young person that comes through our doors deserves to be educated to the highest standards and fully equipped for the next stage of their lives. Our aim is that all students should feel happy, safe and ambitious; that they should thrive through their experiences here. We want our students to return home telling their families of the memorable exciting learning experiences they have enjoyed. Experiences that make it easier to recall the detail necessary for exam success and experiences that develop their character as much as their academic potential.
Our staff are highly committed and we invest in professional learning and development whilst striving to make the workplace as family friendly as we can, always seeking ways to reduce workload and enhance work-home balance. Our leadership is highly ethical, trusting and we value a diverse workforce. We are building an innovative and transformative curriculum that engages and interests children whilst equipping them with the knowledge and skills for academic and personal success. Our academy is on a journey of rapid improvement and if you join us you will be investing in something of genuine value that will transform the futures of our young people. Come and meet us.
Keziah Featherstone - Head of School
The letter ‘Q’ represents the Latin word ‘Quaerere’ – meaning ‘seek after’ or ‘search for.’ We see life as a journey, during which we look to improve our knowledge, our aspirations and develop our values. The name Q3 represents three high ideals, which we mean to follow in everything we do. To seek for that which is good To seek for that which is right To seek for that which is true Our ethos obviously has an important role to play – it will be crucial in helping shape an understanding of appropriate behaviour, meaningful relationships and family values; it will be the cornerstone of a commitment to care, compassion and contribution. It’s our aim to encourage students to build firm foundations for their lives where respect, trust, determination responsibility, care and creativity will be valued as drivers for educational success.
“After 12 years working at Q3 Tipton, I still love what I do, love the challenges of the job and love working with our pupils.”- John, Head of Humanities
“Q3 Tipton is a warm and friendly place to work. I love that there is range of bespoke CPD packages on offer to support all aspects of professional development, whether you are an NQT or an aspiring Senior Leader. As a member of staff I feel valued and that my opinions matter.”- Carol, Head of RS/SMSC.
“By completing my induction year at Q3 Academy Tipton, I feel confidently equipped to embrace the challenges of teaching ahead. The amazing people are the driving force behind this fantastic school. It’s truly a rewarding place to work with supportive staff and a family culture. I feel blessed to be inspiring young people from a variety of backgrounds, as I know I am having a positive impact on their lives”- Asif, MFL NQT.
“Q3 is about providing opportunity for both students and Staff and ensuring that both are challenged day to day to be the best that they can be. One of the things we pride ourselves on is developing positive relationships with our students and as a middle leader this is something that I see across the school, not just in my team. We have already developed positive links across the trust as we move forward as a family of schools.”- Tom - Head of PE