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The Basildon Academies

Headteacher's Welcome

School’s leaders, teachers and support staff have high expectations for every pupil. Ofsted 2019

Mr Gary Smith Headteacher
Mr Gary Smith

Student welfare, academic progress and achievement is at the heart of everything we do at our Academy.

Our Academy vision is to drive:

·  Social Mobility - equality of opportunity for our young people to succeed
·  Moral Purpose - resilient positive decision makers
·  Cultural Capital - equity of opportunity and life experiences
·  Spiritual Awareness - reflective citizens and active curious learners

The Academy offers students the unique opportunity to begin their learning journey at our Key Stage 3 Lower Academy, and complete it at our Key Stage 4 & 5 Upper Academy. 

Our Key Stage specialist sites enable us to offer our students age appropriate curriculum choices, support, challenge and enrichment.

We recognise the power and impact that quality enrichment can have on young lives and minds. Our enrichment programme is an essential and valuable part of our school day. All students engage in an enrichment of their choice each day as part of their curriculum.

The age appropriate enrichment curriculum supports a ‘Passion for Learning’ in Key Stage 3, a ‘Passion for Purpose’ in Key Stage 4 and a ‘Passion for Life’ in Key Stage 5. Our enrichment curriculum builds student resilience, self-esteem, sense of belonging and love of learning.  It provides equity of opportunity, stretch & challenge, employability skills and broad experiences supporting our student cultural capital and social mobility.

Our two academy model offers our Year 7 intake a guaranteed future place in our growing and thriving Sixth Form.

The Basildon Academies Sixth Form offers personalised curriculum pathways, tailored to individual needs and aspirations. Strong support networks alongside quality teaching ensure academic success and preparation for university or the workplace.

As Headteacher, I am determined to ensure that your child’s welfare, progress and experiences both within and beyond the curriculum are outstanding, broaden horizons and support a passion for life-long learning.

I am immensely proud to be the Headteacher of The Basildon Academies, and I look forward to sharing with you our passion for learning, pride in our academy and academic success.

I look forward to working with you, engaging with your ideas and support to ensure we give our young people the very best chances.

Aspire – Believe - Achieve

Gary Smith B.Ed (Hons), NPQH