At St Ursula’s E-ACT Academy we have three core values: achieve, believe and create.
These words are enshrined in our academy crest and influence everything we do. We are pupil-centred and every decision we make is based on one question: will it improve outcomes for our pupils? If the answer is no, then we will not pursue it.
‘Learning together to become the best we can be, in an inspiring and happy community’
Our mission statement was created by staff and pupils and we truly believe that we work towards this aim everyday. All staff are committed to ensuring that our pupils are safe, happy and are getting the most out of their education.
St. Ursula’s is a Rights Respecting academy and we encourage UNICEF’s key values of respect, acceptance and helping others in our everyday actions. UNICEF’s values are intrinsically linked with British values, and we promote these throughout the whole curriculum and assemblies. Pupils are expected to display these positive attitudes and are rewarded when they are seen to be carrying them out.
Discrimination is not accepted at St Ursula’s. Staff are trained to recognise any such attitudes, and we work collaboratively and transparently so that pupils’ welfare is at the centre of everything that we do.
The academy aims to ensure that all policies and practices conform with the principle of equal opportunities and comply with the public sector equality duty set out in Section 149 of the Equality Act 2010.
The academy will tackle inappropriate attitudes and practices through staff leading by example through the Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) programme, through the supportive academy culture and through our policies.