The aim is for our young people to lead a happy and holistically prosperous life by developing the skills for them to move successfully along their life journeys. This includes academic outcomes that reflects the best of their abilities, being able to sustain relationships and employment and maintaining healthy households.
The PRIDE Academy follows a reflective and restorative approach with students, as opposed to for or to them. This allows staff and students to work collaboratively in a solution focused thinking manner.
The common thread throughout the school is based on 3 reflective questions:
Where are we? – our current attainment, the work we have completed, in our performance targets
What have we tried? – our achievements so far, things that are working
How do we move forward? – our next actions, targets and goals
We value our PRIDE principles and strongly align these with our BRITISH VALUES (Rule of Law, Democracy, Mutual Respect and Individual Liberty):
Perseverance – we keep trying, no matter what
Respectful –we show consideration to each other, our building and our community
Integrity – we are honest and fair
Diversity – we recognise our individual differences
Empathy – we notice, understand and share the emotions of others