Our vision

We believe that Redwood Park Academy is a place of learning that inspires our pupils and staff.

Our pupils enjoy their learning and as a result they have a positive mindset and they benefit from all the opportunities on offer.  Each member of our team has a critical part to play, a chance to grow and develop, move forward and focus on the belief that all things are possible.

Our academy enables pupils to:

  • Achieve great things
  • Solve problems and become as independent as possible
  • Experience the excitement of investigation and discovery
  • Develop self confidence and self belief
  • Communicate effectively

Our vision is focused on ensuring that we prepare our pupils for the next significant stage in their lives, whatever that might be.   It identifies what they will achieve and how we will make sure that happens. Redwood Park Academy puts the pupils at the very core of all that we do. When we make a decision the first question we will ask is: "How will our pupils benefit?"  In creating our vision we asked 3 questions:

  1. What will you see?
  2. What will you hear?
  3. What will you hear said about our academy?

The pupils of the future leaving Redwood Park Academy will:

  • Have ambitious and realistic plans for their future lives with the skills to realise them
  • Be independent with the learning and thinking skills ready for adult life
  • Be working to the best of their ability in the core skills
  • Gain relevant and useful qualifications to enable them to move on to the next stage of their education
  • Enjoy learning and be motivated to continue learning when they leave school
  • Be able to communicate effectively with a wide range of people
  • Be resilient and able to manage change and cope well with setbacks
  • Feel confident, self assured and proud of their achievements
  • Be able to form positive relationships with other young people and adults
  • Understand what keeps them safe and well and make healthy choices
  • Support the values of the school and the community
  • Show respect to others, whatever their culture, religion, gender or sexual orientation
  • Understand what is right and wrong and make good choices

Our school will:

  • Have high expectations – a positive belief that ‘all’ things are possible
  • Adopt an uncompromising approach, accepting only the best quality provision for our pupils
  • Focus on meeting the individual needs of pupils through a personalised approach
  • Develop a workforce that is expert in meeting the wide ranging needs of our pupils
  • Create a climate for learning that is positive, stimulating, challenging, motivating, rewarding, fun/enjoyable
  • Create a ‘total communication’ environment
  • Respond positively to change, making the most of opportunities as they arise
  • Provide a safe, caring and welcoming environment
  • Create a learning environment that supports pupils development of resilience for wellbeing and learning
  • Create a healthy school environment that serves as a good example for our pupils
  • Be outward facing ‘connecting with the outside world'
  • Provide a culture in which staff act as positive role models for our pupils
  • Be a school where the promotion of equality, diversity and British values is at the heart of our work

We will achieve this by:

  • Ensuring strong, shared leadership across the school
  • Working together towards our agreed vision and aims
  • Making sure we provide high quality learning, teaching and assessment that truly makes a positive impact on preparing pupils to achieve their goals
  • Setting and monitoring challenging, aspirational yet realistic, achievable targets
  • Ensuring that the curriculum is relevant and provides continuity and progression for all pupils
  • Encouraging creative thinking, research and innovation to find the best ways of helping pupils to learn and communicate
  • Preparing pupils for the challenges of the modern world helping them to develop the skills to find their own solutions to problems
  • Ensuring the pastoral structure is strong, fully involves families and rewards pupil achievement
  • Providing a range of opportunities for pupils personal development in partnership with families and the multi-agency team
  • Using our focus on outdoor learning, PE and Sport to benefit the health of our pupils and their families
  • Sharing expertise within the school and with other schools
  • Providing opportunities for pupils to explore their feelings and beliefs
  • Ensuring pupils value each other’s views, know about similarities and differences between themselves and others, and challenging negative attitudes and stereotypes