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Our moral purpose is to unlock students’ academic and personal potential.
We strive to ensure that students have world class teaching to become world class learners who achieve excellent outcomes.
We aim for students to move into a career or university of their choice, while also being happy, contributing citizens who want to make a difference in the world. Our approach to education places equal emphasis on personal and academic potential to allow students to thrive and flourish.
Teaching and learning is at the heart of all we do. Our vision is ‘to engage, enthuse and inspire, every lesson every day’.
Windsor Academy Trust has a national reputation for our unique approach to teaching and learning and is the West Midlands Regional Hub for the Chartered College of Teaching.
Our Teaching and learning principles form the framework and provide a common language for our approach. Teachers in our family of schools engage in practitioner research and drive innovation.
Our Aspire framework develops students character virtues and learning strategies. We work collaboratively with the Jubilee Centre at University of Birmingham to ensure our six character virtues of respect, responsibility, resilience, compassion, collaboration and creativity are ‘taught’, ‘caught’ and ‘sought’ in learning and in life. Across our family of schools, students aspire in every lesson, every day to be the best learners and best people that they can be.
Alongside a huge range of extra-curricular opportunities, each school has its own pledge. The WAT Pledge was developed by our Student Senate - 100 student leaders across our schools. The pledge is our promise to students of experiences/accomplishments, 11 before 11 in primary and 12 in secondary, that they will achieve before leaving school. Alongside a huge range of extra-curricular activities, the pledge expands learning beyond the classroom and helps students achieve their academic and personal potential.
Leadership is one of the five plinths of the WAT Podium and student leadership is vibrant across the Trust. We aim to develop tomorrow’s leaders today and children undertake a range of leadership roles and responsibilities on an individual and trust-wide level.
All of our schools offer extensive extra-curricular activities. We place a high value on sport, arts, clubs and house activities, as we strive to ensure that we maximise our students’ personal potential.
Through the WAT Enterprise Journey, we seek to build an enterprising spirit and support young people to identify and achieve their dreams.
The Journey is built into the curriculum and enrichment programme in both primary and secondary schools and includes a number of organised activities both within schools and across the Trust, including external speakers and businesses. These vibrant events develop a culture of enterprise that is evident in all of our schools.
Student leadership is led by the WAT Student Senators. 100 children from across all schools in the Trust make up the Student Senators.
These student leaders play a critical role across the Trust in unlocking students’ academic potential through the Aspire behaviours for learning and personal potential through the WAT Pledge.