Thorp Academy

Together We Achieve

Vision & Values

Below is a statement of our ethos and values.

We share with all Northern Education Trust Academies a set of guiding principles and commitments which include the One Academy Rule.

Guiding Principles

The welfare of others is the first concern of all.
The education of every child is held to be of equal value in this Academy.


A commitment to:

  • The one academy rule:
    All students and adults are expected to behave in a responsible manner, both to themselves and others, showing consideration, courtesy and respect at all times.
  • The achievement, personal development and well-being of children and young people, where the welfare of others is seen to be the first concern of all no matter their starting point
  • Promoting and supporting parent and carer engagement in the development of learning and educational experience of their children
  • Professional development and welfare of all the staff who are employees of the Northern Education Trust
  • Understand the community context within which the academy operates and to engage in appropriate activities with other agencies and community groups in order to promote community cohesion and economic regeneration
  • Having an aspiration to be the best, not just nationally but internationally
  • Outstanding learning and teaching which engages pupils and is active, collaborative and encourages independence
  • Student voice intended to empower and involve young people in the development and delivery of their own education and the life of their academy
  • A modern curriculum which meets the needs of all learners, has clear progression routes internally and to both employment and further and higher education
  • The development of professional networks, within our group and beyond, providingAcademy toAcademy support, opportunities for pupils, and sharing professional development
  • Community involvement with our schools and to lifelong community learning.

Learning Skills/R-Learning Habits

Learning takes place at different rates and levels for everybody. We are all learners and each day we make progress in our learning. To improve the ability to learn it is important to know how to learn. Here at Thorp Academy we introduce students to the different ways of learning and equipping them with a range of learning skills. Our approach centers around our globalAcademy values:

The 5 Rs:

Relationships - Resilience - Respect - Responsibility - Reflection

We place our focus on being responsible for one's actions and always being respectful to those with whom we work. The skills required to be part of a team and play an active and effective role within the team are made explicit. One of life's most important lessons - to learn from our set back and to be resilient in the face of difficulty or disappointment comes through in all that we do and the importance of honest reflection. Our aim - to ensure a Thorp Academy student knows how they learn best and what skills they need to learn most effectively and function as a well-rounded member of our society.