Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
About Cromwell Academy
The school's stated vision is 'Committed to Achieving' and from the current documentation, some of which is copied below, you will be able to get a flavour of the values and vision within the school at the present time.
Cromwell Academy: Our Aims & Values
At Cromwell Academy we all strive:
* to build strong relationships and work in partnership to develop children who feel comfortable, safe, confident and valued;
* to ensure every child has an equal opportunity to succeed and achieve;
* to develop independent lifelong learners;
* to create memorable experiences for the whole community.
At Cromwell Academy we pride ourselves on working closely with parents/carers, so that our children receive an outstanding education and develop an enthusiasm for life-long learning. Importantly, we believe that all of our children at Cromwell Academy have potential and that it is our goal to unlock it together.
As an Academy, we are given the freedom from following the National Curriculum (except English, Mathematics and Science) and this therefore gives us the unique opportunity to define learning that prepares our remarkable young people for their future.
Central to our vision for learning is to promote a desire in our children to be the best they possibly can be and to prepare them for the future by developing, not only their personal and academic skills, but also a sense of responsibility and respect for themselves and others.
Successful learning depends upon children feeling safe, happy, confident and valued within a stimulating learning environment; they need to experience compassion, humour, understanding and empathy. Children can then build on their talents and use them to enhance learning for others.
We believe that every child has a talent for something and deserves the opportunity to develop it! Ambition should be built on dreams and should only be limited by imagination, not by the fear of failure. We want our children to embrace challenges and not shy away from them, to learn from experiences as well as developing a knowledge of facts, so that they are being prepared for adulthood and life, as well as the next stage in their educational journey.
A stimulating and dynamic curriculum is essential to achieving these aims. One that they can embrace, enjoy and in which they can immerse themselves, so that they develop an eagerness for more. This intrinsic motivation and love for learning then leads them to work harder and to achieve.
It is our vision and hope that, as our children move on to the next stage of their education, they have begun to develop their self-awareness, and the skills of self-motivation, self-discipline and self-regulation which help to grow their self-confidence which, in turn, supports their sense of self-worth. In this way they are equipped for the challenges of the future and are 'committed to achieving'.