Academy Ethos and Principles

The Academy aims to develop its spiritual ethos in accordance with Christian principles and values. The Academy will work in partnership with the Church at Parish, Deanery and Diocesan level and under the guidance of the Church of England.

The Academy aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality.  It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of a spiritual dimension in our lives.

It will support the development of moral values and of a rich and fulfilling spiritual life for all. It will support those of Christian faith within the context of Christian belief and practice and will respect and encourage those of other faiths and no faith.

Academy Principles

Everyone is a learner
Learning is both a right and a responsibility
Effective learning will be managed by appropriate planning
Challenging and appropriate expectations are an entitlement for all
Agreed targets provide a focus for improvement
Explicit quality standards secure the best of provision
Quality standards should be consistently implemented
Structured school review informs future planning and thereby supports continued school improvement
Opportunities for quiet reflection encourage self-review and self-knowledge
Supported self-review allows monitoring and evaluation to be developmental activities
Resources should be targeted to enhance the learning environment

Code of Conduct

Whitburn pupils should always be:
Aiming for excellence
Prepared to learn
Pleasant, co-operative and respectful
Able to work calmly and effectively