“Aspire to achieve, enjoy and excel”

The School

“Aspire to achieve, enjoy and excel”


Academy Vision Statement

Our vision is to strive for excellence to transform the life chances for all. Through determination and resilience, every child will excel, to obtain outstanding outcomes across a breadth of experiences. They will develop into well-rounded, valued citizens, ready and equipped for a future world, and embracing a love of life.

Our Core Values – Respect, Passion, Endeavour, Aspiration

Bower Park joined the Empower Learning Academy Trust in 2016. The Academy is at the heart of the local community, providing a caring and supportive environment where students are nurtured and supported to achieve success. We provide high-quality learning for all students, and believe that no matter what their starting point or personal circumstances, every student can achieve success.

The academy’s aim is to help students develop the key skills and attributes that will help them succeed in their adult lives; it’s what employers, universities and colleges are looking for in addition to a good set of qualifications. You’ll see the acronym LORIC, which defines these skills (Leadership, Organisation, Resilience, Initiative and Communication) through the school.

We place teaching and learning at the heart of everything we do. We are proud of what goes on in our classrooms and staff genuinely care about students’ learning, and the passion, enthusiasm and energy which staff and students generate can be felt all around the school. We have a shared, open culture at our school, where staff observe each other and provide quality feedback as part of the teaching and learning process to support best practice and constantly strive to develop our teaching. Satisfactory is not good enough for us. We all strive to be the best we can be. We are proud of our excellent classroom teaching.

Our ethos is firmly centred on achievement and the celebration of success. We know our students. We are committed to developing the talent of each and every student through an education which inspires them to strive for high achievement in every aspect of their lives. We are committed to excellence in all areas and we value achievements of all kinds. We aim to provide a stimulating education, which challenges our students academically and helps them to develop into responsible and caring citizens.

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Download our Academy Improvement Plan 2019-2020

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We have a shared, open culture at our school, where staff observe each other and provide quality feedback as part of the process. We believe that it is an entitlement to constantly strive to develop our teaching.

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