As an RSA academy we believe that all students should enjoy their education, as well as achieving excellent outcomes in terms of examination results.
We believe that all young people are talented, and that with excellent teaching, support where necessary, and an outstanding learning environment, they can fulfil their potential.
We are committed to innovation and creativity in the classroom, whether in terms of teachers’ practice or students’ learning.
We believe that learning should be made relevant to the students and aim to make connections between subjects and beyond the school gate with employers and RSA fellows.
We have developed an outstanding curriculum, including an Opening Minds framework in Year 7, breadth at KS3 allowing students to experience core learning as well as Humanities, Languages and a range of Arts and Creative subjects, followed by more focussed study at KS4 that equips them for Post 16, vocational learning or apprenticeships.
Our vision on mental security
When staff, students and families walk through our gates and onto our site they belong to the Whitley Academy community. In this community, we build meaningful relationships based on trust and mutual respect. Our classrooms, corridors and the school environment are safe spaces where nobody is judged and everybody is valued. In our community, we are proud of our school and are committed to supporting all staff and students to be the best they can be.