Our vision - ‘Create Your Future’
‘Create your future’ encapsulates our purpose as a Multi Academy Trust: to educate, support and nurture all of our students so they can achieve their potential and fulfil their ambitious aspirations.
The vision is shared across all schools within Gosforth Group and is reflected in every aspect of school life.
What can you expect from Great Park Academy?
Our principal aim is to encourage high expectations and high standard of achievement, both academic and personal. Our values embrace honesty, trust, reliability, creativity, respect for the legitimate rights of others, care for the vulnerable members of society, regard for the environment and kindness towards other people.
We believe that a safe, calm, friendly, disciplined atmosphere, in which hard work and cooperation are respected, is the best way to promote these values.
The Great Park Academy will, as its central mission, focus on ensuring that young people enjoy access to a truly inspirational academy that will mirror the success of other outstanding institutions in the Gosforth Group.
Our new school will be dynamic and diverse – demonstrating a clear energy and purpose where all students are valued, regardless of their background or ability. We pride ourselves on our comprehensive intake and our inclusive approach.
At Great Park Academy we will foster the progress of children as global citizens as well as members of the Gosforth Group community. These core values will be communicated through a focussed assembly programme, outstanding teaching and learning, and PHSE study. We will retain a firm emphasis on academic progress and attainment at the school, focusing on high aspirations and a wide, varied and accurately targeted curriculum to create appropriate, closely tailored pathways for all pupils.
Our praise code delivers a clear discipline system as well as significant rewards for the majority of pupils who behave and work to the high standards that we expect of them. This system of sanction and reward has equity at its core; it demands that all students will be treated in the same way, regardless of difference or background. The pastoral care will be exceptional, with dedicated teams dealing quickly and effectively with issues of safeguarding and care for the whole child. Active community and parental involvement, for example, will be encouraged and a wide range of extra-curricular activities will be offered through activity weeks and school trips.
The primary focus at the Great Park Academy will be to instil a lifelong love of learning, encouraging pupils to be confident, hard-working and ambitious, regardless of background. Mentoring activities will be underpinned by a key focus on ‘character education’. We want to produce aspirational, confident people who are active and reflective contributors to the communities, local and global, that they belong to.