We set high standards at Evolve Academy but acknowledge that they are all individuals, so endeavour to do what is best for each and every one of them.
The students in our SEMH and AP provisions, are unique young people who can be fragile and often need a lot of constant and consistent support.
The Academy aims to support not just academic progress and development, but also social, emotional progress. We also focus on developing life skills, helping them to become independent, and to plan for their future. Our curriculum and intervention programme supports this, working towards giving our young people the skills to communicate with respect and articulacy. We expect the young people, the parents and carers and all other professionals to work together to help the young person to achieve and develop their interests and to build confidence.
The staff model and demonstrate acceptance and celebrate difference and achievement. By absorbing the good practice around them, our students develop the academic and personal skills, and confidence, that will enable them to become responsible adults who have jobs and fulfilling relationships. This may happen quickly or, for some, over a longer period of time, but all of our young people will receive support and advice to build the resilience and strategies required to succeed.
Evolve Academy believes Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural values and British Values are at the core of what we do. These include the concepts and ideas of democracy, law, individual liberty, respect and tolerance.
We believe that SMSC and British Values curriculum underpins all areas of our school; the ethos, the curriculum and the relationship with our wider community. We recognise that SMSC/ British Values are a key to preparing our students for their futures within British society.
We encourage our students to be thoughtful and tolerant citizens who will contribute in a positive way to the society of which they are a part.
We encourage our students to explore and respect other faiths and beliefs as well as encouraging them to explore their own feelings and their own identity. This is done through the curriculum, assemblies and in our everyday interactions at break and lunchtimes.
We encourage our students to recognise right from wrong, to respect The Rule of Law and are they are given opportunities to make the right choices for themselves. Our students are taught about the consequences of making poor choices.
Students are taught to appreciate different and diverse viewpoints and engage with the British Value of Democracy within the school community. Restorative Justice is one way for our pupils to resolve conflicts, build relationships and function more harmoniously within our school.
Different cultural values are celebrated including those of the students themselves.