Stamford Welland Academy
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
About Stamford Welland Academy
Stamford Welland Academy is a mainstream, co-educational, non-denominational, non-selective secondary school for children aged 11-16. It is situated in Stamford, Lincolnshire, and has 350 pupils on its roll.
Stamford Welland Academy is the only state secondary school in Stamford and it is sponsored by the Cambridge Meridian Academies Trust.
Values and vision
Stamford Welland Academy's values and aims are based on those of its sponsor. It wants to provide support and champion high-quality education at the heart of the community. The school strives to make sure every member of its community is known, valued and supported to achieve in all areas. Pupils are encouraged to become confident and responsible in their pursuit of lifelong learning.
The secondary school aims to: provide aspiration for everyone through high-quality teaching and learning; demonstrate integrity in everything it does; embrace responsibility through teamwork and strong leadership; show an understanding of all in every situation; and encourage all to show resilience in challenging circumstances.
At our latest Ofsted inspection, we were judged as ‘Good’ in all areas. The report published in February 2017 heaped praise on our leadership team and followed our impressive Key Stage 4 results which were also the best results the school has ever recorded.
The inspectors said: “The highly effective leadership of the headteacher has led to rapid improvement at the school since the last inspection. He has built a strong and effective team of senior leaders who are determined and tenacious in their drive for school improvement.
“Each pupil is known as an individual and the work of the trust, school leaders and the governors reflects the schools’ ambition and aspiration that every pupil will be successful.”
The inspectors praised the academy’s pupils and found that both parents and pupils spoke highly of their experiences of the academy and said: “Pupils are rightly proud of their school and their individual achievements. Their positive attitudes to learning ensure that they make good progress and grow in confidence. They discuss quite complex issues with maturity and respect, both for each other and the topic under discussion.
“Pupils feel very safe and secure because of the caring and supportive environment that has been created at the school.
“Pupils enjoy coming to school and are punctual to school and lessons. They come to lessons prepared to learn and show an eagerness to do well. The good relationships that exist between staff and pupils at the school contribute to the welcoming and harmonious environment and to pupils’ good behaviour.”
CMAT was also ranked as the fifth best performing multi-academy trust in the country for the level of progress students make in the Department for Education’s multi-academy trust league table published earlier this month.”
Why work for us?
At Stamford Welland Academy we value our staff for their hard work and commitment to our students. They are all highly valued members of our community and below is a list of just some of the benefits that we offer for them:
- Free parking
- Personal CPD allowance and release time
- Funding towards further qualifications
- Staff forum
- Employee Assistance Programme
- Discounted exercise classes
- Free tea and coffee
- Staff book club
- Private staff room with lockers