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Ethos & Values

Vision, Ethos and Culture for BFA

In fulfilling its vision, Bradford Forster Academy students will become:

  • Employable
  • Ambitious for themselves, others and their community
  • Adaptable and flexible learners
  • Spiritually and emotionally intelligent
  • Resilient
  • Courteous
  • 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:

  1. Student learning, attainment, achievement and wellbeing are at the centre of strategic thinking, planning and actions.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

Events and News from BFA

Student Musical – Auditions Auditions for the Bradford Forster Academy musical ‘Back to the 80’s’ will be held on Tuesday 12th September and Thursday 14th September between 3.00 and 4.15pm. The auditions are open to all students – no experience necessary! The students will be…

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Enrichment at BFA

Our new term sees new extra-curricular Enrichment activities on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursdays from 3.00-4.00pm (with the exception of Show Rehearsals which runs 3pm – 4:30pm). These sessions are a fantastic opportunity for our pupils to enjoy a range of different and perhaps new areas…

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Dates for your Diary

Upcoming Events 2017 – 18 AUTUMN TERM Academy re-opens for Year 7 students           Tuesday 5th September 2017 Academy re-opens for Year 8 students           Wednesday 6th September 2017 School Musical Auditions                 …

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Letters Home

Please find below some of the letters that were posted home or sent home with students. If you have any queries or require a paper copy of any of these letters please contact the office on 01274 302400. Letters 19.09.17 E-Safety Event 12.9.17 Enrichment Cycle…

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