Welcome to our school!
Welcome from our Executive Principal
Dear Parents and Carers
It is my pleasure to welcome you to Whittle Academy. Our school is a member of the Inspire Multi-Academy Trust of four Coventry primary schools. The other schools are: Walsgrave CE Academy, Clifford Bridge Academy and Hearsall Community Academy.
Whittle is in an exciting stage of its journey as it goes from strength to strength. The school has been transformed over the last few years and is now a vibrant exciting, happy place to be with appropriately high expectations at the heart of all we do. Pupil numbers are growing and we have a fantastic new Nursery.
We are lucky to have a lovely building, which has had extensive refurbishment since it joined our Trust.
We are all positive about the autonomy and independence that comes with our schools being a group of academies working together. The schools are accountable to a ‘Board of Directors’ and the ‘Local Governing Body’.
At Inspire Education Trust we are passionate about making a difference to the lives of our children. They are at the heart of everything we do and we strive to inspire all learners and we want all our schools to be the best they can be and for each child to discover the skills, abilities, talents and interests that lie within them.
The schools have a desire to question, change and innovate to ensure that what they provide enables our children to become successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens.
We believe in working in partnership, enabling us to ensure all children to achieve their full potential. Our schools know the impact that working collaboratively can bring.
At the same time, we recognise the importance for each school to retain and promote their individual identity. Every school has its own context and challenges. This is why we encourage our member schools to lead and manage in a way that preserves that individual identity and responds to the specific needs of their children and community.
The combination of autonomy and collaboration across key areas of leadership and management, underpinned by shared vision, values and best practice is what makes our schools special.
We want to work in partnership with parents and carers and will provide regular opportunities for you to come into school. We have an open door policy and all problems and concerns will be promptly dealt with.
I hope to see you children regularly when I am in school to share and celebrate with them their hard work, efforts and achievements and I look forward to seeing you in the near future!
Welcome from our Headteacher
Dear Parents, Carers and Visitors
On behalf of the Governors, Staff and Children at Whittle Academy, I should like to welcome you to our school web site.
Whittle Academy is a warm and friendly school, where our mission statement is “Together we achieve, individually we grow” and this sentiment governs all that we do.
As part of the Inspire Multi-Academy Trust, we work in close partnership with Walsgrave CE Academy, Clifford Bridge Academy and Hearsall Community Academy. The links between the schools are both stimulating and supportive, enabling us to share best practice though collaborative leadership and management.
As an academy, we have the freedom to shape the curriculum to suit the needs of our pupils. This enables us to embrace the latest educational initiatives whilst at the same time ensure that we have a rigorous approach to the core areas of learning: reading, writing and mathematics. Our thematic curriculum is designed to meet the needs of all our children and equip them for learning in the 21st century. Lessons are exciting and challenging! We emphasise resilience, collaboration and reflectiveness because these Learning Powers will enable our children to develop the personal qualities necessary for life beyond Whittle Academy.
The ethos of our school is one of care and understanding. Our aim is to ensure that children are at the heart of all that we do. We are committed to inclusion and equality, and pride ourselves on knowing our children as individuals. The warmth of the relationships between staff and pupils, is often commented on.
This year the school has embraced the Thrive Approach. This is a programme that helps staff prepare children for life’s emotional ups and downs. It has given us a greater understanding of the needs of our children beyond the classroom thus enabling them to learn more effectively.
At Whittle Academy we welcome parents as partners so that, together, we can promote the highest possible standards of learning and behaviour. We welcome involvement from parents and the wider community in all aspects of school life. I should also like to invite you to join our very newly formed Parent Teacher Association: The Friends of Whittle Academy. Its aim is to raise funds for school, provide community events and opportunities for families and their children
I hope that our website provides you with a sense of what our exciting and caring school has to offer. If you have not already done so, I do encourage you to come and visit us.
Ms Pam Carpenter
Whittle Academy is a member of Inspire Education Trust, a Multi Academy Trust of four Primary Schools, Clifford Bridge Academy, Hearsall Academy and Walsgrave Academy. The Trust benefits from the shared leadership of the Executive Principal and her team. The trust grew from a shared belief that children deserve a first-class education so that each individual child understands what they are capable of, what talents they have, and strives for excellence in themselves in order to succeed in the next stage of their education and the world of work.
We understand that every member of staff is here for the best interest of the children. We want to ensure that every child is valued and that the unique identity of each school is protected, celebrated and recognised for the contribution it makes to ensuring children have the best education and experiences.
Our mission statement captures the way in which we work to achieve this.
“Together we achieve, individually we grow”
The schools work in a spirit of partnership with a shared curriculum and staff training. Leaders at all levels meeting regularly to ensure consistency of standards, expectations and approach in all four schools.
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