At Pool Hayes Academy, staff strive to provide the best learning environment for all pupils so that each individual is equipped with the knowledge, skills and understanding required to develop into successful young people.
We develop our learners to embrace challenge, grow confidently from their mistakes and their ability to take risks.
Staff at Pool Hayes Academy are firm believers that excellent teaching is the foundation of excellent student progress.
As such, we have a dedicated team of Lead Practitioners, teachers recognised as having excellent professional knowledge, who continue to be instrumental in improving outcomes for young people at the academy.
Mr Tom McDowall, Principal of Pool Hayes Academy, said: “Staff at our academy prioritise high standards of education and we are proud of the first-class learning experiences students receive. Moreover, we take pride in the vast programmes of continued professional development opportunities we offer our staff to ensure that everyone is highly trained in securing great outcomes for all our young people.
“Here at Pool Hayes Academy we are extremely proud of our thriving Sixth Form Centre as we have a wide range of courses from A-levels to BTECs which provide appropriate pathways for all students.”
Whether students are looking to move on to university or start a higher level apprenticeship, Pool Hayes Academy Sixth Form will cater for all of their needs.
Pool Hayes Academy ensures that students are fully prepared for the world of work. It has an extensive extra-curricular programme which includes links with employers and higher education providers.
Employability is also strengthened through work experience placements with our professional partners. We are very proud that in our Ofsted inspection, leadership, teaching and outcomes in the sixth form were found to be a strength of the school and the 16-19 study programmes were judged to be ‘Good’.
This externally validates the high quality learning experience that students receive at Pool Hayes Academy. The way in which we nurture and care for our young people is intrinsic to their success. Highly effective systems support achievement, self-belief and inspiration.
At Pool Hayes Academy, we have a welfare system led by a team of highly skilled Year Leaders who are specialists in pastoral care. Priority is focused around support, care and ensuring young people have a platform to learn and succeed.
Students are supported with personal challenges by the welfare team and professional partners where necessary. Pool Hayes Academy offers an environment where students feel warmly supported and valued. Personal strengths are developed by praise and encouragement, not pressure. We pride ourselves on positive parental engagement and parents and carers are included in all aspects of education and welfare.
By showing pride in celebrating diversity, keeping one another safe and accepting everyone in our community, Pool Hayes Academy is an outstanding place to learn and work in.
Pool Hayes Academy – Unlocking Your Potential, Empowering Through Success.