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13/06/19

Mrs Hayes is feeling very proud that she can finally plate spin! https://t.co/EvOcpeKkpV

13/06/19

So nearly there! Having a growth mindset. I will get there eventually. https://t.co/SlnpJtooOG

13/06/19

Plate spinning. https://t.co/YhYtCWrNhH

13/06/19

Toothbrush spinning. https://t.co/k2gugRmYe9

13/06/19

Plate spinning. https://t.co/m11hHTDWwY

13/06/19

Toothbrush twirling! https://t.co/7TANicrSIq

13/06/19

Ribbon twirling https://t.co/3GrlIY44fz

13/06/19

Scarf Balancing https://t.co/irquciqtT4

13/06/19

Peacock Feather Balancing. https://t.co/BoMIrmTjhE

13/06/19

Green Class having fun at the circus. https://t.co/sjhd007rsF

13/06/19

Circus day at SRA. Green class are learning lots of new skills https://t.co/SGxQhpCR6I

10/06/19

Retweeted From SRA MFL

L'atélier de mayonnaise https://t.co/RYw8AjO08t

10/06/19

Retweeted From SRA MFL

Sweet shop, ice cream on the beach... Another great day in France for Y7! https://t.co/Jv4vqkT0cA

07/06/19

Year 6 are on track to arrive back at SRA for 1900.

07/06/19

Year 6 are stuck in traffic and our ETA is now 1900. Please spread the word. https://t.co/QpSjuWUBWB

07/06/19

Year 6 are off the ferry and now in Portsmouth, heading for St Albans. ETA is currently 1830 however this may change. We will keep you updated.

07/06/19

Year 6 are finally boarding the ferry, after a 90 minute delay. We will update you with an estimated ETA when we arrive on the mainland.

07/06/19

Year 6 did themselves proud at Osbourne house, with many of the staff and public commenting on how well behaved they were. REMINDER: The ferry has been delayed, we expect to be back at 1730. Please spread the word. https://t.co/Rmt983zZGd

07/06/19

Relieved to have avoided this weather until now, Year 6 are heading to Osbourne House before heading home. REMINDER: We currently expect to be back at school for 1730. Please spread the word. https://t.co/qoeiK6ixlr

07/06/19

Year 6 are mostly packed and are just waiting for breakfast. IMPORTANT: Our ferry has been delayed by an hour. We now expect to be back at SRA AT 1730.

06/06/19

Year 6 have just come back from a lovely final beach. Their behaviour was impeccable and we had a lovely evening. https://t.co/5wcN1FLVqe

06/06/19

Mr Arnold couldn't resist. https://t.co/eB5Lx0I6t9

06/06/19

The shenanigans continued at ... https://t.co/QzUi930VY6

06/06/19

We hope to be at school at 1730, M25 permitting.

06/06/19

Unfortunately the ferry for the Year 6 residential has been delayed s our new ETA is 1730 on the 7th of June, traffic permitting.

06/06/19

is the destination of the day for Year 6 today. We got started with a trip down the water slide, followed by a visit on the rollercoaster. https://t.co/hSB8kuWKN6

Vision and Values

Central to the vision of the new Samuel Ryder Academy is the shared belief of the entire community that all young people have the right to a transformational educational experience, that will enable them, no matter what their starting point, to fulfil their potential and realise their ambitions.

The values of the Samuel Ryder Academy (SRA) are summed up in the acronym ACE: Achievement, Care and Excellence. The ACE acronym underpins everything that SRA does and provides a secure basis for all SRA strives to accomplish.

  • Achievement in academic, artistic, cultural and other forms with a focus on teaching and learning
  • Care for students, staff and others beyond the Academy community
  • Excellent standards, manners, honesty, personal integrity and uniform

The vision for SRA is to produce responsible young people, of whom all can be proud, who have achieved more than they ever believed possible and who make a contribution to their local, national and global communities. Most students join the Academy in reception or at Year 7, although others may join the Academy community at different stages. However, no matter what age a child joins SRA they will receive the support and care required to help them achieve standards of which they and the rest of the SRA community can be proud. Pastoral and academic systems will work together to ensure that they receive an education as personalised to their talents and needs as possible.

SRA is developing the leaders of the future and all students are able to take on leadership responsibilities, such as becoming a Form Representative, taking part in interview panels and leading extra-curricular clubs.

An important aspect of personal development is understanding one’s place in the wider society. SRA therefore encourages all students to get involved in charity work and fundraising. As well as giving students a strong sense of community it also allows them to develop enterprising skills, relevant to them in later life, such as time management and organisation.  SRA prepares students to become fully fledged members and leaders of our democratic society. The Academy’s strapline is “Education for a Changing World”. Children who receive an education at SRA leave, as adults, ready to make their mark on the world, and student voice shapes the future of the organisation itself. Staff at all levels listen very carefully to what the students say and take action as a result.

There is regular written and spoken consultation about the curriculum, the quality of teaching and learning, pastoral provision and other aspects of Academy life. Students with strong views about important issues such as sustainability and charity are encouraged to join, and even set up, clubs and groups, to help bring about change for the better in the community. SRA sets the pace, in terms of student contributions to educational improvement, as part of its constant drive for excellence.

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