Ethos, Aims and Values

Care, Guidance and Support

At Offa's Mead Academy, we are committed to providing a caring, friendly and safe environment for all of our children so they can learn in a relaxed and secure atmosphere. We believe every child should be able to participate in all school activities in an enjoyable and safe environment and be protected from harm. This is the responsibility of every adult employed by, or invited to deliver services at, Offa's Mead Academy. We recognise our responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all our pupils by protecting them from physical, sexual or emotional abuse, neglect and bullying. Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility.

OMA's Designated Safeguarding Team are:

Lisa Sharman: Principal and Designated Safe Guarding Lead

Karen Davies: Assistant Principal and Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Helen Bevan: SENDCO and Deputy Safeguarding Lead


At Offa's Mead Academy We Value:

  • Truthfulness, honesty, politeness and consideration towards others.

  • Respect and tolerance of the opinions and beliefs of others.

  • Commitment and determination to realise dreams and the ability to inspire confidence and courage to achieve success.

  • The qualities of patience and sensitivity.

  • Self-discipline, self-respect, empathy and the capacity to live as an independent, self-motivated person with an awareness of our sociality and the world community.

  • Inquisitive and imaginative minds, their questions, communication skills and participation as members of co-operative groups;

Our core values are:

Be Unusually Brave - We choose to be UNUSUALLY BRAVE and not afraid to challenge wrongs or make the right call even when it's bot unusual and difficult to do so.

Push Your limits - We always PUSH THE LIMITS. We don't settle for anything less than excellence - and we don't allow our children to either. We resolve to overcome any self imposed obstacle.

Be Big Hearted - We Commit to being BIG HEARTED. We choose to treat each other with kindness, warmth and care, believing in each other - knowing that everyone matters.

Discover What's Possible - We are on the search for DISCOVERING WHAT'S POSSIBLE. At OMA we look for and create 'remarkable eureka moments' for our children, helping them discover a world of opportunity and possibilities.

Ethos:

The culture of our school will be based on the principles of dialogue, inclusion and mutual respect. All dealings between staff, children and families will be characterised by a code of common courtesy, kindness and good manners. Partnership, working together and celebrating our community are the corner stone of our school life.

We are committed to providing a service to our students who are recognised as the most important group within the school community. Staff will demonstrate due consideration and respect for their students. Students' rights to voice opinions will be recognised and staff will work with students to deal with their concerns.

The efforts which members of staff make to improve the learning process and promote partnership will be recognised by students adopting an active role in their own learning.

When dealing with difficult situations we will seek to resolve problems by mediation, respecting the feelings of all involved.

The school will continue to develop its existing positive links with the local community and promote civic pride in its achievements and reputation.

School Aims:

  • To provide high quality learning and teaching

  • To develop an ethos that promotes attainment and achievement beyond expectation

  • To develop links between home, school and community and promote good relationships

  • To promote the intellectual, social and physical development of the individual

  • To provide a broad and balanced curriculum across its elements

Taking care of our children and encouraging them to develop a positive attitude is an essential element of the work we do at Offa’s Mead Academy.

Teaching our children how to be resilient learners; able to understand and manage their emotions through self regulation is a fundamental part of our emotional literacy strategy and is a life long skill which allows them to flourish and thrive.

The Pupil Leadership Team (PLT)

We value and respect the views of the children. Our democratically elected PLT gives the children a voice to express their opinions and make decisions which affect the whole school.