Percy Shurmer Academy
Birmingham, United Kingdom
About Percy Shurmer Academy
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Percy Shurmer Academy is a very special learning community. We are a 2 form entry primary based in Balsall Heath and proud to serve the communities around Central Birmingham. Over the last three years, significant investment in our building and commitment from our talented staff team has meant that attainment has risen and we are a securely ‘good’ school (Ofsted 2016).We work closely with our primary partner Montgomery Primary Academy, and we share resources, staff, training and place an emphasis on effective and tailored professional development.
Percy Shurmer Academy and Montgomery Primary Academy work in partnership to provide our children with an outstanding education. As partner schools we have an overarching vision and shared values that bind our schools together. Through our collaboration both schools are strengthened. The efficient use of shared resources enables the partnership to provide additional resources to our pupils and offer a wide range of opportunities for pupils, parents, staff and the wider community. We ensure success for all our pupils through innovative and inspirational teaching , as both schools work together to share best practice.
Percy Shurmer Academy and Montgomery Primary Academy are led by an Executive Principal and one management board. Each school has a Head of School. Their role is to ensure that each school gains the optimum benefit from the partnership, as they translate the values and vision to ensure success for each unique school.
We believe that children learn best when their learning experiences are evocative, therefore we teach most of our subjects through a connected curriculum.This works by delivering a different theme in each year group for each term throughout the year. The curriculum is planned so that as many learning experiences as possible are linked to this theme; this allows the children to see that their skills are all connected. During the children's learning we try to integrate as many real life experiences as possible that are related to the area they are studying.Literacy, Numeracy and ICT underline our curriculum to ensure that the key skills children need for success, are fully learned before the children move on to secondary education. Therefore, our curriculum is skills based and children learn to apply these skills in every part of their learning.To view our curriculum across the year please click here
Reasons to come and work with us
- The chance to work in a Talk for Writing training school
- High quality CPD for all staff, including bespoke leadership programmes
- Exciting opportunities to work within a Hearing Resource
- Two well resourced schools with opportunities for development and promotion in both
- The opportunity to work across both schools
- Work alongside artists in residence, storytellers, specialists in outdoor learning
- Be part of our journey to excellence; innovation and inspirational ideas are welcomed and encouraged
- Opportunities to become Specialist Leaders in Education
- Friendly, supportive staff. Social events arranged throughout the year
- Action research encouraged and funded appropriately
- Polite, respectful children who are willing to learn
To learn more about your professional development and our teaching programmes please click here
Our Specialism and Awards
Percy Shurmer Academy have achieved Gold by School Games. To learn more about our achievements please click here
We are judged to be a 'good' school and we were last inspected in May 2016. To view all our Ofsted reports please click here
We are proud to be part of Academies Enterprise Trust. Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) is a national network of 64 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/
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