Smith's Wood Academy
Solihull, United Kingdom
About Smith's Wood Academy
Smith’s Wood Academy is located in the north of Solihull. There are approximately 1100 students on roll. The Academy is in a strong position in that it is the school of choice for the local community and has been so for a number of years.
Smith’s Wood converted to an academy on the 1st April 2017, working in partnership with the Fairfax Multi-Academy Trust (FMAT) – already this partnership is highly effective in bringing about real and sustainable changes to the school and its community.
The five core values of the FMAT are central to all that we do:
Excellence – We strive for the highest quality to ensure excellent outcomes
Dedication – We believe there is dignity in hard work and effort
Ambition – We want the very best for our students
Integrity – We believe in openness and transparency
Tradition – We believe in old fashioned manners, courtesy and respect
The newly established leadership team is making important and rapid gains in terms of school improvement. We absolutely need to keep this momentum going and hope that you choose to join us as we move forward.
Smith’s Wood Academy is a special place to learn and work. Students that choose to study with us and colleagues that choose to work with us tell us what an incredible school this is.
We are proud to say that this is a school where staff and students support each other and take collective responsibility. Our aim is to prepare each and every student to succeed in the next stages of their career, education and training and to have the skills and competencies to do this. Smith’s Wood’s traditional curriculum and traditional approach to teaching and learning underpins our ethos and our drive to mastering the basics; reading, writing, communicating and mathematics.
We are incredibly proud of our Academy and its community and we sincerely hope that you decide to join the team!
At Smith’s Wood Academy we are committed to the highest standards of presentation, behaviour and achievement. A calm, purposeful environment is the key to successful learning and achievement.
Traditional values are encouraged so that students model respectful and courteous behaviour at all times. We want our students to be confident, responsible citizens who have an understanding of the world around them; we encourage them to make a positive contribution to the school and to their local communities to prepare them to excel in modern Britain. Why should a child's life chances be determined by their background? Demographics do not determine destiny.
Academic achievement is obviously vital so the students have the best chance of achieving their ambitions. The link with Fairfax School in Sutton Coldfield benefits all our students; in fact, any Year 11 student who achieves the required grades will gain entry into the Fairfax Sixth Form.
We look forward to receiving your application to join our family.