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At Perryfields Academy, meeting the needs of our learners is our priority. It is a privilege for us to be part of each child’s learning journey. Our website gives an insight into life at our school, along with an idea of our vision, aims and of the values we uphold.
With our mission statement being; ‘Together We Achieve Excellence’, our staff work as a team to nurture our students and prepare them for their future. We aim to provide a safe and secure environment in which children will thrive and develop intellectually, emotionally, socially and physically; a place where learning is central to everything. Our staff are committed to supporting the students entrusted to our care and for the them to achieve their best, we ensure a positive working relationship between home and school. Our partnership with parents is extremely
important to us.
We hope that you enjoy your visit to our website and look forward to welcoming you to Perryfields Academy.
Perryfields is committed to safeguarding everyone at school. With this in mind, every visitor to the school must sign in at reception and wear the appropriate lanyard. Prior to signing in, you will be asked to read a Safeguarding Statement and agree to follow the schools safeguarding protocols.
Any adults who intend to work at Perryfields must have read the policies below.
The DfE have reinforced the need “to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.”
The Government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy and at Perryfields Academy these values are reinforced regularly and in the following ways:
Perryfields has its own Student Voice with representatives from all year groups. The Student Voice is able to influence change within the school by raising whole school issues to be discussed and acted on. We also have Head Boy, Head Girl and Senior prefects, who discuss issues with our Senior Leadership Team and are involved in many school events.
Through our curriculum, students are taught about, and encouraged to respect public institutions and services. All parents, carers and students have the opportunity to have positive or constructive conversations about their child’s life at Perryfields Academy.
The importance of laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the school, or the country, are consistently reinforced at Perryfields Academy. Students are taught from Year 7, the behaviour expectations of school. Students are taught the value of reasons behind rules and laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken. Visits from and to authorities such as the Police and Fire Service help reinforce this message.
Perryfields Academy students are actively encouraged to make choices knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. As a school, we educate and provide boundaries for young students to make informed choices, through a safe environment and an empowering education. Students are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and are advised how to exercise these, for example through e-safety and PHSE education. Perryfields Academy has a robust anti-bullying culture and behaviour and safety policies in place. Perryfields Academy students are given freedom to make choices during the school day and in reference to extra-curricular experiences.
Mutual respect is at the heart of our values. Students learn that their behaviours have an effect on their own rights and those of others. All members of the school are encouraged to treat each other with respect. Perryfields Academy provides opportunities for students to visit places of significant cultural interest, places of worship and we actively encourage visitors from a range of communities and organisations into school. Our curriculum encompasses a range of cultural, moral and religious beliefs and encourages students to broaden their knowledge and understanding. Mutual respect is evident throughout our community. Posters around the school promote respect for others and this is reiterated through our behaviour expectations and PSHE education. Students are encouraged to set high expectations of themselves and others.