Vision and Values
Ark Victoria Academy's Vision & Values
At Ark Victoria Academy we believe that all children can and will achieve success.
Our mission is to empower and support children to become effective life-long learners and compassionate human beings, who demonstrate courage, resilience, kindness and ambition throughout their journey at Ark Victoria Academy and beyond.
Our school is underpinned by the core Ark schools values:
Aim High, Be Brave, Be Kind, Keep Learning
Our very own Ark Victoria values:
Ambitious, Resilient, Kind
Vision for Excellence
We aim to secure excellent progress for our pupils at Ark Victoria through expert teaching, a challenging and academic curriculum and a comprehensive programme of personal development opportunities.
We aspire to excellence in all areas of school life; including the development of character and virtues, pupil leadership and active citizenship.
We aim to broaden and enrich our pupils’ life experiences through providing opportunities to experience excellence in a variety of different ways:
• engaging in virtuoso performances in sport and the arts
• listening to experts within subject disciplines and in the world of business and work
• critically reviewing examples of excellence within the curriculum
We aim to provide excellence in the academic curriculum, providing sufficient challenge and rigour so that our pupils leave us with the resilience, skills and qualifications to continue their journey of life-long learning in a university or career of their choice.
We aim to provide the very best for our pupils; every member of staff is committed to ensuring all children achieve to the best of their ability. Together we will work hard to help realise the dreams and ambitions of our children and their families.
Ark Victoria Academy's Ethos
To achieve our mission, our schools follow the same set of underlying principles. We call these the Six Pillars:
1. High expectations
We set very high expectations for all our pupils at every stage of their education at Ark Victoria. We support and nurture every child to enable them to realise their full potential, in all areas of the curriculum. We want all our pupils to leave us with the skills and qualifications to continue their journey of life-long learning in a university or career of their choice.
2. Excellent teaching
Rigorous planning and detailed subject knowledge underpin teaching and learning at Ark Victoria. All staff receive personalised professional development, to ensure that all pupils achieve their full potential. Our pupils are confident when discussing their learning, and through active participation in lessons, they demonstrate how much they value their education.
3. Exemplary behaviour
Our pupils are self-assured, respectful and confident. They are deeply aware of the importance of their contribution to the world, leading to success both in their academic studies and in later life.
4. Depth before breadth
At Ark Victoria, we ensure that all students secure firm foundations in English and Mathematics, allowing them to apply these skills in the wider curriculum. By revisiting learning regularly and completing timely assessments, we are able to plan personalised learning, allowing pupils to keep up, not catch up.
5. Knowing every child
Our all-through school provides us with a unique opportunity to build strong relationships with our pupils and families through their journey of education. We work relentlessly to develop our understanding of, and our role within, the diverse community which we serve. All adults are aware that they have a shared responsibility for the emotional well-being of pupils.
6. Always learning
To develop a culture of learning for staff to become experts in their fields and lead effectively across the academy which will result in students receiving excellent teaching.