Welcome from the Headteacher

It is with a great deal of pride that I write to you as the headteacher of Warley Road Academy, a school that our children, staff, governors and trustees are proud of. We provide a welcoming, caring, and secure environment in which all children are valued. Thank you for visiting our website. I hope that you will find the information useful and that it provides a flavour of what it means to be a pupil at Warley Road.
We are also proud to be part of Impact Multi Academy Trust “Where Hearts and Mind connect”, a values driven organisation, whose mission is to improve the life chances of children and young people. At Warley Road we aim to do this by building an exciting, creative and meaningful curriculum, which equips learners for all stages of their education.
We believe that children should be skilled, articulate and confident learners who know that school should be fun, challenging and supportive. We teach this through:
  • Insisting on the ‘4R’s’ (Respect, Resilience, Responsibility and Reflection) in all that we do.
  • Teaching a love of reading and encouraging talk.
  • Our bespoke ‘i-challenge’ curriculum, which builds relationships, teamwork and confidence.
  • Aiming high and a focus on ‘Quality, consistency and provision’
  • To promote the personal development, well-being and achievements of pupils
  • To promote and support parent and carer engagement in the educational journey of their children
  • To understand the community context within which the academy operates and to collaborate with others to establish a single cohesive conversation which supports the success of pupils
  • An aspiration to be the best that we can be
  • To research, review and reflect in order to develop outstanding teaching and learning strategies and opportunities which engages pupils, is active, experiential and develops mastery
  • To foster pupil voice to empower and involve young people in the development and delivery of their own education and life of the academy.
  • To engage in research focussed groups and professional networks which impact on teaching and learning whilst recognising the need for balance and time for reflection
Lesley Heathcote