Welcome to The Discovery Academy

Simon French - Principle

I am delighted to welcome you to The Discovery Academy website and hope the information provided here will give you a flavour of the exciting educational opportunities we provide for all our students. The £21 million building provides world class facilities and an environment which inspires students of all abilities and interests, to achieve and succeed. Our highly qualified and professional staff are committed to delivering the highest standards of expert teaching and learning and our pastoral support team ensure that the needs of every individual student are catered for.

Visitors to the Academy are always impressed by the pride students have in themselves and the professionalism of staff. Ofsted visited the academy in October 2016 and judged leadership, quality of teaching, personal development, behaviour and welfare of our students as good. The summer 2017 GCSE results were the best results the Academy has ever achieved making it one of the most improved Academies in Stoke-on-Trent. Strong performance in Maths, English and Science as well as a number of other subjects have set a firm foundation for students moving on to post 16 study. Our aim at the Academy is to encourage students to Expect Excellence’ in everything that they do and we foster a culture of growth mindset that gives students the confidence and ambition for the future. With dedicated staff who can provide the necessary support and care, I believe all students can develop the skills to become successful.

The Academy engages with parents/carers and students to acquire views on what we need to do together, so the Academy can go from strength to strength. We already have some notable success and below and you can view some of the improvements through the principals video blogs. Too often, young people and adults have a fixed mindset that talent is limited and only a few have the skills to succeed. This is a myth we want to remove and it is our job together, to provide the confidence and belief that all students can overcome obstacles and succeed, however difficult it might be at times.

I am looking forward to working with parents/carers on the future journey of The Discovery Academy. We have incredible students who deserve the very best. Working together and with an uncompromising growth mindset, we will build an academy that the community is proud of.

Mr S French
Principal

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News
World Mental Health Day - 2017


Students took part in World Mental Health Day.

Students were accessing information and guidance on good mental health from the school nurses and representatives from YoungMINDS as well as receiving assemblies this week on how to improve mental health and overall wellbeing.

Publish date:11/10/2017

Events
Event
Totally Awesome Science

On 19/10/2017

Some of our Year 9 and 10 students will be visiting Keele University to take part in Totally Awesome Science. Students will experience a variety of fun science activities such as an astrophysics demonstration with hydrogen balloons, bottle rockets and much more.

This visit takes place on Thursday 19th October 2017. Students should wear full Academy uniform. Lunch will be provided, however, students may bring a small amount of money to spend in the campus shop if they wish.

Publish date:09/10/2017

Event
Year 7 Form Tutor Parental Information Meeting

On 19/10/2017 at 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm

Your child will have now completed their first month at The Discovery Academy and will hopefully be settling in well. We understand that the move for your child to a secondary setting is an important time and would like to provide an opportunity for you to meet your child’s Form Tutor on Thursday 19th October 2017.

So that you are fully aware of your child’s academic progress there will also be a Parental Information presentation during the evening, to provide information on a range of themes including the new 1-9 GCSE, the Academy’s assessment and reporting framework, parental engagement opportunities and homework. The presentation should last for approximately twenty five minutes and refreshments will be available.

Publish date:09/10/2017

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