Ethos & Values

Our Academy’s Purpose is to inspire students to be the best version of themselves.

Our Vision for Student Achievement at Horbury Academy

“All students achieve – regardless of their starting point or economic background”
“Students, staff, parents and carers parents see education as a life-long experience.”

Our Vision for Teaching and Learning

“All lessons are engaging and purposeful; enabling students to make rapid progress.”
“100% of learners access 100% of learning”
“Students demonstrate a thirst for learning and are increasingly independent.  They are active and resilient, open to new learning.

Our Vision for Behaviour and Safety

“Horbury Academy is a warm, welcoming and safe environment.  Relationships between staff and students are polite, respectful and positive.”
“An effective, sophisticated support structure exists to enable students to access learning and develop effective strategies for self-managing their behaviour.”
“100% of learners access 100% of learning”
“Restorative Practice is understood and embraced by all.”

Our Vision for Leadership and Management

“All staff are leaders – both in the classroom and around the building.”
“Leadership is recognised as distinct from management and it is acknowledged that leadership skills can be learnt and developed”
“Leaders seek to develop their staff, taking pride in their achievements and tackling issues in a fair and robust manner.”
“Appraisal is valued and respected by all as a useful tool in development.”

At the heart of everything we do we ensure

“Horbury Academy is an environment which encourages staff and students’

  • Ambition
  • Honesty
  • Risk Taking
  • Creativity
  • Resilience
  • Collaboration
  • and Empathy”
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The Accord Multi Academy Trust is an educational charity established in September 2016 that is currently made up of four academies who were the founding members of the Trust. In September 2016 Horbury Academy and Ossett Academy & Sixth Form College came together, moving away from their stand-alone Trust status and were joined in December 2016 by Horbury Primary Academy and Middlestown Primary Academy.

The overarching vision for the Trust is to work in one ‘Accord – celebrating the differences of each academy through strong collaboration in order to inspire all members of our learning community to be the best that they can be.

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