The Raise Academy will work constantly to provide excellence for every student. With a highly-trained, specialised team, we will support the entire cohort’s needs, particularly focusing on those students with mental-health issues, needing a safe, but aspirational, environment to recapture an often lost passion for learning and creativity.
‘Raise’ represents far more than just a name for a school. It neatly summarises our vision for the Academy, and expresses the ethos for education we strive to provide; an ethos focused on positive achievement and success at every stage.
Raise – Self-Esteem: Student-centred education.
Raise – Ambitions: Specialist curriculum; engages, inspires and achieves.
Raise – Self-Belief: Individual support plans engendering emotional resilience.
Raise – Outcomes: Successful learning; leads to positive destinations at post-16
Ultimately we plan to raise all learners to a level they can sustain achievement, contribute to local communities and wider society, be proud of their outcomes and strive or better life destinations.
These four core values are deliverable with the suggested staffing structure and budget. The plans will be driven and overseen by the YES Trust providing the capability and capacity to develop an excellent school. The LA specification proposes that students would join +Raise, in its first 2 years, At KS3, the focus turns to the development of literacy and numeracy skills across all areas of the curriculum. The breadth and depth of learning increases and students start to develop greater interest in option subjects and useful life skills, such as cooking. At KS4, students follow an individual learning pathway, through our ‘webbed curriculum’ over a broad range of ELC and GCSE qualifications; the most-able access a full Progress 8 offer, gaining relevant qualifications to support post-16 destinations. Progression across the curriculum is tracked and monitored, with whole-school data collated every half-term; starting points are identified by a thorough initial assessment