Winton Community Academy
Hampshire, United Kingdom
About Winton Community Academy
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Winton Community Academy is a rapidly improving 11-16 school situated in Andover in the centre of Hampshire, a short commute from Winchester, Salisbury and many picturesque Hampshire villages.
As a small than average school (we have just under 500 pupils) we are able to really get to know our students and are able to offer small than average class sizes. tailored learning opportunities and a creative curriculum which meets the needs of our whole school community.
Winton has many strengths and people who visit are always impressed with our outstanding students, excellent facilities and calm purposeful learning environment.
Winton aims to provide an outstanding education for all of the local children. What we want is an outstanding Andover education system for Andover children. The vision needs to be that all three phases of education in Andover are all excellent. Winton is very much at the centre of this vision.
The most important part of any school is the quality of the teaching. When walking around the corridors at Winton you will see students engaged in their learning, being challenged to think. The expectation is to have a positive mind set, an 'I can...' attitude to their learning. Rather than thinking I can't do this students are encouraged to think 'I can't do this...yet'. Classrooms are positive because of the positive relationships between students and teaching staff. Expectations are high, with regular and meaningful homework and innovative and engaging classwork which embraces new ideas and new technologies.
Our vision for the delivery of a broad and balanced 11-19 curriculum is founded on the following key principles:
- Students can progress at their own pace but with staff ensuring that there is always pace and challenge
- Technologies e.g. ICT will be as available as electricity and seen as another utility, which will facilitate learning in different contexts;
- Personalised learning will be a reality with a wide ranging curriculum, which provides far more choice and less prescription;
- Learning experiences will be coherent, integrated and not fragmented with an emphasis on learning and skill acquisition and transferal;
- The curriculum will develop lifelong learners who will be able to adapt to take up jobs in the future, which do not presently exist;
- The curriculum will embrace wider curriculum opportunities that bring learning to life in vivid fashion;
- The curriculum will reflect the values and beliefs outlined previously: personal development is integral to the outcomes of the curriculum and success measures for this curriculum.
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Our Teaching Teams
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We are proud to be part of Academies Enterprise Trust.
Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) is a national network of 63 primary, secondary and special schools across England. Our schools are located across England including the North East, Yorkshire and the Humber, Midlands, London, West of England, Kent and the South Coast.
As the sponsor, AET believes that all young people deserve to become world-class learners – to learn, enjoy, succeed and thrive in a first rate educational environment with the best facilities, the best teaching and the most up-to-date resources available to them. In each of our academies, you will benefit from visionary, inspirational and dynamic leadership and be empowered to develop your own skills with access to world-class CPD and Talent Management programmes. You will also be entitled to the following benefits: a health cash plan, vehicle affinity scheme, childcare vouchers and Westfield rewards.
As the largest MAT across England we work together in partnership and embrace the different contexts and diverse communities our schools serve to provide the very best possible education for around 35,000 young people and their families.
We offer a wide range of career pathways to our teachers, middle leaders, support staff and senior leaders with many of our schools being host to Teach First and Ambition School Leadership.
AET is also an approved Apprenticeship Training Provider (through the SFA) which allows us to deliver a wide range of apprenticeship programmes across the Trust and our school network. To find out more about what we offer click here
We also offer School Direct teacher training programmes across our network. For more information please click here
To find out more about about AET please visit us at http://www.academiesenterprisetrust.org/
“Senior leaders and governors are taking effective action to tackle the areas requiring improvement identified at the recent section 5 inspection in order to become a good school”- Ofsted, January 2017
“Pupils are proud of their academy. Bullying is rare and dealt with well when it occurs. Pupils are adamant that they are well cared for, and feel safe and secure at the academy”- Ofsted, January 2016
“The Principal, supported well by senior leaders, has created a strong and aspirational culture, which has led the academy’s recovery with notable determination and assurance. The inadequacies found at the last inspection have largely been addressed”- Ofsted, January 2016