Ethos and values

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At Queen Elizabeth’s, we develop students with values, knowledge, skills and qualities to enable success in all aspects of their lives. We celebrate resilience, perseverance and dedication, and refer to this as ‘grit’.

Students with ‘grit’ understand that with hard work and focus, they can achieve anything. We support students to set high expectations and aspirations, work hard through difficult times and situations, to learn from mistakes and keep improving. We expect students to support each other and celebrate success together.

As a Christian academy, the values of respect, responsibility and compassion for others underpin everything we do. The phrase ‘life in all its fullness’ from John 10:10 reminds us of the importance of developing the whole child – our approach to care and guidance for students is excellent, and we are proud of the family atmosphere which supports students to thrive.

Our 2020 mission is to be the academy of choice for families across Mansfield. We aim to be rated Ofsted Outstanding and to be delivering a first class education for students appropriate for the 21st Century. To ensure that we succeed in our mission, we have four cornerstones fundamental to our success:

We ensure that students achieve better than expected progress. Through an exciting curriculum that engages and enthuses our students and accurately meet their needs, together with excellent teaching, support, and monitoring of progress.

We know how important it is that we model respectful behaviour and we have high expectations of our students. They learn how to work through disagreements or difficult situations and to respect the views of all. Everybody within the academy is treated equally well.

Inspiration and aspiration
Through an exciting, innovative curriculum we inspire our students, offering creative and vocational subjects alongside core curriculum. We acknowledge and celebrate student successes within our academy and in the wider community and ensure success is attainable by all.

Students learn leadership skills that will enable them to succeed, including how to communicate effectively, plan, and be involved in decision making. They are given opportunities to offer opinions about the academy to senior staff and to work within the wider community. This development supports students as they make their next steps to further education training or employment.

Our commitment to students is emphasised through our continued investment in the training and development of all staff. We develop capacity in leadership to sustain improvement, focusing on strong and supportive teams, robust quality assurance and tracking systems. Offering a presence and a support to staff, students and parents, our leadership leads by example and has a clear vision for moving the academy forward.

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