Dear Parents and Carers,
I am delighted to share with you Jewellery Quarter Academy’s (JQA) first ever ‘Family Handbook’, which I hope will be a source of great information, advice and guidance about the roles you have in supporting your child/children during this incredibly important time in their education. In my view, collaboration is key.
Very early on in my teaching career, I learnt the
absolute and undeniable impact of the ‘Golden
Triangle’ on students’ personal and academic development. The triangle has three essential and
equal sides (school / teachers; the students
themselves; and parents / carers), which must
work in balance and harmony for excellence to be achieved.
In this Handbook, you will find a range of resources to help you in your critical position as part of that triangle. You will see that this document is split into the CORE Values, which are at the heart of everything we do. We use the values of Collaboration, Opportunity, Respect and Excellence to rationalise any decision we make, to ensure that your child / children is / are successful and effectively prepared for their life beyond JQA.
From basic dates for your diary to more intricate overviews of what your child/children will receive in terms of classroom provision, everything is captured, albeit in occasionally brief terms, in the Family Handbook. Please use this frequently and do get in touch if there is any further help you need – we are always available. Naturally, we are unable to place every single item in one place and so we hope that this, combined with our Piota Schools App and other means of communication will keep you well abreast of news and expectations from our wonderful, ever-improving Academy.
Thank you in advance of your continual support. Mr. G. Williams, Headteacher.
At JQA, we focus on delivering a CORE education that provides a broad range of opportunities to learn and achieve as well as developing a depth of character around our shared values:
Collaboration: we achieve our goals through working together and working successfully with others.
Opportunity: we make the most of every opportunity that we are offered to learn and grow.
Respect: we look after one another and make sure everyone is safe and that we are respectful.
Excellence: we always give 100% and make sure that everything we do is our best.
We therefore pledge to:
Work together in partnership with parents and carers to support of students to be successful and achieve
• Provide a wealth of opportunities for our students to access
• Promote and maintain a culture of respect for all
• Deliver an excellent educational experience through high-quality teaching and learning.