Our Values and Ethos

We have a wonderfully supportive ethos at Inspire Academy which ensures that our pupils are well behaved, hardworking, friendly and kind. All characteristics that we believe make for happy and successful children.

Our Mission

It is our mission to provide an educational journey and experience that is second to none, to be a beacon in our communities and to leave our children and families with the lasting impact of a fulfilled potential and a lifelong love of learning.
In providing excellent educational services we aim to become the school of choice in our local area and provide a place where children can thrive educationally and personally day after day.

Our Vision

We believe in aspiration for all. This means nurturing, supporting and developing every aspect of every single child in our care.
We want to create a world where the sky is the limit for all of our pupils; building pathways for all and focusing on personal and academic success and eventually progress to successful employment.

Our Values

  • Inspiring – Encouraging all to be as creative and motivating as possible;
  • Discovering – Seeking opportunities to expand knowledge and experience;
  • Caring – Providing support and guidance for the whole school community;
  • Improving – Striving to better ourselves at all times; and
  • Achieving – Teaching to attain aspirational targets.

For our pupils this means

  • Inspiring – making somebody else want to do something positive;
  • Discovering – finding out about our world we live in;
  • Caring – looking after each other and thinking about others;
  • Improving – getting better at things because we keep trying; and
  • Achieving – getting something by working hard for it.

Mills Merits are our academy reward system.  All children are allocated one of the four teams, named after local mills, when they start at the academy – Wharf, Cavendish, Ryecroft and Grosvenor.  The children will represent their team on events such as sports day.

Children are rewarded with mills merits (a small sticker) for good behaviour e.g.  working hard, being a kind friend, following instructions, etc.  They are also given mills merits for showing our school values – Inspiring, Discovering, Caring, Improving and Achieving.  Merits are stuck onto a chart in the classroom.  When children have achieved 10 mills merits, they take the chart home to show parents.  Children who achieve 100 mills merits in a term are rewarded with a treat day at the end of term.

If children achieve 100 mills merits in one term, they are awarded with their bronze certificate.  If children achieve 200 mills merits over two terms, they are awarded with their silver certificate. If children achieve 300 mills merits over three terms, they are awarded with their gold certificate.