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Gloucester Academy

Our vision & values

We are unapologetically ambitious for every child, no matter what their background, prior attainment or needs.

Our vision is student centred and places the very best teaching and learning at its heart. It encourages pupils to take responsibility for their own success; to achieve their full potential and enjoy their learning.

Students will be exceptional and have the ambition, drive and opportunity to...
'Climb their own personal mountain' to the best universities and professions.

Key mantras to support the culture, in everything we do:

  • 100% every day, no short cuts
  • Work hard, be kind
  • No excuses
  • Disruption free learning
  • Pace and purpose
  • Treat staff like platinum

British values

At Gloucester Academy, we actively promote British values through our school vision, ethos, agreed rules, curriculum, and teaching. As such, we promote tolerance of, and respect for, people of all faiths (or those with no faith), cultures, and lifestyles.

We prepare children and young people positively for life in modern Britain by supporting them through our words, actions, and influence, not just within school, but also within the wider community.

Promoting our values

The government defines British values as:

  • Democracy
  • Rule of law
  • Individual liberty
  • Mutual respect
  • Tolerance of those of different faiths.

At Gloucester Academy, we value the diverse ethnic backgrounds of all pupils and families and undertake a variety of events and lessons to celebrate these. We have found this approach to be enriching for all parties as it teaches tolerance and respect for the differences in our community and the wider world. Underpinning all of this is a range of curriculum topics that have strong links to the British Empire. We actively challenge children, staff, and parents expressing opinions contrary to fundamental British values, including ‘extremist’ views.

As part of the Greenshaw Learning Trust, we passionately believe that by working together, the children are able to have a higher quality of education, and that as colleagues, we will also benefit from and reap the rewards of a values-based organisation where no one is left behind.