A Warm Welcome
From our Executive Headteacher
Rimah Aasim, Executive Headteacher
My journey at the academy started in January 2019. After leading another school as Headteacher I decided to start a new chapter here. I chose the academy and the Trust because the Ways of Being Co-op and the values aligned with my own.
Spring 2 week 1 newsletter. Welcome back, Skip2BFit and The Phoenix of Persia
Spring week 5 newsletter. Children’s mental health week, Peace Mala week and Inner East Summit
Spring week 4 newsletter. Time to talk, Drax and Rackets cubed
The way in which leaders engage with the community is a strength of this school. The pastoral team establishes positive relationships with families. The use of external agencies, for example art psychotherapists, helps to strengthen bonds between parents, their children and teachers. Leaders arrange for visitors to speak to pupils about potential future careers. This raises pupils’ aspirations.
There is a wide range of opportunities for pupils to develop their talents and interests through extracurricular activities, such as the choir and the pottery, drama or coding clubs. Older pupils access science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workshops through the University of Bradford. This is part of the school’s high-quality, careers-related learning programme.
Pupils are happy in school. The school provides exceptional pastoral support to pupils and their families. They know that they can talk to a trusted adult, such as the therapeutic practitioner, about any of their worries or concerns.
The curriculum for personal, social and health education (PSHE) is well thought out. Pupils learn about challenging and complex issues through carefully chosen texts. These texts are particularly effective in developing pupils’ understanding of the protected characteristics, such as disability and race.
The way in which leaders engage with the community is a strength of this school. The pastoral team establishes positive relationships with families. The use of external agencies, for example art psychotherapists, helps to strengthen bonds between parents, their children and teachers.