Leigh Academies Trust Parent Survey

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Dear Parents/Carers,

On Monday 29 January all parents/carers will receive a Leigh Academies Trust questionnaire to ascertain your views on the provision at the academy. We highly value the extensive support and partnership with parents and would like to take this opportunity to highlight some key initiatives and support mechanisms for your consideration.

We are very proud of what Wilmington Academy has achieved over the past year, with excellent examination results at all levels of the academy. High standards of behaviour and attitudes alongside the quality of our educational provision was recognised in our Ofsted Inspection in May 2023. The community achieved an ‘outstanding’ grading in every category with the overall effectiveness of the school judged as outstanding. This outcome is the highest accolade a school can achieve and is one of a minority of schools in the UK to have achieved this recognition.

Our IB curriculum is exceptional and was described by Ofsted as a ‘well-thought-out, ambitious curriculum ensures that pupils develop a deep understanding of a wide range of subjects’ which is testament to both the students and the staff. The link to our curriculum page on our website is here: curriculum.

Regular homework is set via our ‘Knowledge Organiser’ strategy. Knowledge Organisers provide students with a summary of key content and information to support the learning within and outside of the lesson. The link to knowledge organisers is here: knowledge organisers.

The academy has a range of inclusive and wellbeing services to support your child’s happiness and safety as acknowledged by the academy receiving the National Wellbeing Award. The award recognises the high level of support provided by our team, including our Wellbeing Manager, Student Services Managers, SEND and our Safeguarding Teams. This is supplemented by our wider pastoral teams with an Assistant Principal or Head of Year leading every year group. The link to our SEND page on our website is here: SEND. The link to our wellbeing page on our website is here: Wellbeing.

Careers and Personal Development

We have an extensive programme of trips, after-school clubs and activities for our students to attend. In recognition of our extensive offer we were awarded the full International Schools Award by the British Council and are very proud of this achievement.

Should you have any queries in relation to this communication, in the first instance please contact the relevant college office (see contact details further below).

Thank you for your ongoing support.

Yours sincerely,

Mr M Gore

College Admin Details

Apollo Collegeapollo-admin@wilmingtonacademy.org.uk
Minerva Collegeminerva-admin@wilmingtonacademy.org.uk
Jupiter Collegejupiter-admin@wilmingtonacademy.org.uk