Ethos & Values
Vision, Ethos and Culture for BFA
In fulfilling its vision, Bradford Forster Academy students will become:
- Ambitious for themselves, others and their community
- Adaptable and flexible learners
- Spiritually and emotionally intelligent
- Open minded
- Understand and believe they will make a difference
The vision for Bradford Forster Academy is to further raise the hopes, aspirations and ambition of students, their families and the local community by generating self-belief, self-esteem and confidence through:
- Focusing upon high quality teaching and learning, standards of attainment and achievement, student care and support to transform the education of the young people served by the Academy.
- Providing outstanding opportunities for young people to develop healthy and active lifestyles; enjoy their learning and achievement, act and behave safely and become well prepared for adult life in a rapidly changing society.
- Actively promote high standards, self and mutual respect, good conduct and behaviour.
- Developing an educational organisation of which the students, staff and local community is both proud and feels part of and of which they make extended use.
- Creating a culture which celebrates success within and beyond the Academy, for example in securing greater numbers of students progressing to higher education or employment with training
- Providing opportunities for students to explore their own and other faiths
- Establishing an outstanding school (Ofsted Grade 1) within 2 years of opening.
Ethos and Culture
In creating a successful ethos, culture and climate in the Academy the following will be essential characteristics:
- Student learning, attainment, achievement and wellbeing are at the centre of strategic thinking, planning and actions.
- A ‘can do’ attitude will be actively promoted and prevalent throughout the Academy. Staff will work collaboratively in the best interest of the students in our care.
- Underpinned by high aspirations and ambition for both students and staff there would be an expectation for everyone to be determined and have a desire and commitment to continuously improve.
- The Academy will be an inclusive organisation with shared facilities e.g. restaurant, social spaces for students and staff. In addition there would be dedicated staff work and professional development facilities.
- The Academy will be a faithful community, starting each day with two minutes of reflection time, where students can gather their thoughts before beginning their day. There will also be a Chaplain on hand to support students and staff of all faiths and none.