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Purple Oaks Academy

Our Vision, Ethos & Values

Our vision is to provide an inspiring curriculum which prepares students for a successful working life, stable relationships and rewarding community engagement.

Purple Oaks Academy will provide 100 school places for students with a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and/or Severe Learning Difficulties with an Education Health and Care Plan naming Purple Oaks Academy.

The expectations for all Greenwood Academies Trust Academies, including Purple Oaks Academy, are:

  • an outstanding education for all children and young people
  • developing confidence, high expectations and significantly enhanced life chances
  • the appointment of an outstanding Principal and staff who will develop a calm, well-disciplined and purposeful environment, with students who take pride in themselves and their Academy
  • developing pupil attitudes so they take responsibility for their actions, respect other students and their community and become confident, well-educated and purposeful citizens
  • the belief that any disability, previous schooling, lack of parental support and home deprivation must never be a barrier to success
  • staff who set the highest standards as role models
  • the highest quality of teaching and learning
  • a relevant and stimulating curriculum with personalised learning to encourage students to attend well and be engaged in their learning
  • fostering pupil and staff pride in their Academy
  • developing strong and effective working relationships with partner schools, other post-16 providers and local and national businesses
  • developing a range of post-16 opportunities, in partnership with other education and training providers, to ensure 100% transference from each year 11 cohort to post-16
  • developing links with universities, employers and training providers to ensure 100% transference to HE, employment or training for each post-16 cohort
  • free access to sporting and outdoor pursuits

To achieve this Purple Oaks Academy will uphold this ethos and embed these values:

  • provide a safe, caring and stimulating environment for your child
  • recognise all students as individuals and try our best to be responsive to their individual needs
  • ensure each child achieves his/her potential, as a valued member of Purple Oaks Academy community
  • provide a broad and balanced curriculum and meet his/her individual needs through a personalised curriculum
  • encourage your child to achieve high standards of work and behaviour, through building good relationships and developing a sense of responsibility
  • keep you informed about life at Purple Oaks Academy and about your child’s progress
  • promote a range of extra-curricular activities
  • listen to parental concerns and work in partnership with you to support your child
  • offer opportunities for you to become involved in the life of Purple Oaks Academy
We ask parents to: 
  • ensure that your child attends Purple Oaks Academy regularly, on time and properly equipped
  • inform Purple Oaks Academy of any concerns or problems that might affect your child’s learning, behaviour or attendance
  • support all Purple Oaks Academy policies, particularly those on behaviour and uniform
  • support homework, in line with children’s needs, and encourage other home learning opportunities
  • attend parents’ evenings and annual review meetings and contribute to other discussions about your child’s progress
  • take an active interest in the life at Purple Oaks Academy and the part your child plays in it
  • support Purple Oaks Academy to explain to your child the importance of trying their best in all learning activities and behaving well
  • refrain from using social media to air any issues or concerns you may have with Purple Oaks Academy and to contact the Principal in the first instance