Ethos, Values and Vision
Our vision is best summed up by the Academy’s vision statement which shows that Granville is committed to:
Ensuring that all the children and young people in our care have the opportunity to fulfil their potential through achieving highly, regardless of their ability or background.
Central to our ethos is the belief that how students learn matters just as much as what they learn. This is best summed up in our core values that students should ‘Work hard, be kind and choose wisely.' We believe academic success is best achieved when students feel safe, happy and cared for. We have the highest expectations of our students in every area of Academy life and we aim to equip them with the qualifications and the skills to have success beyond Granville.
Underpinning our vision is the belief that high expectations of student behaviour are the foundations upon which Academy improvement is made. Standards and outcomes will continue to improve when student behaviour is excellent. Calm and well-ordered classrooms allow good teaching to occur day in, day out. We believe that all students should be challenged to achieve their best, no matter their background or ability.
Our rules and Code of Conduct are based on old-fashioned British values and a common sense approach. We treat each other with respect and know that our Academy is a happier place if we are all polite and courteous and treat each other as we like to be treated. We encourage students to be responsible for their own behaviour but accept that young people will make mistakes and should be encouraged to learn from them. We maintain, at all times, that Granville is a place of work and that wearing our uniform correctly, being punctual and getting into good habits are all excellent preparation for working life.
Teaching and Learning are at the heart of what we do and have improved significantly at Granville. We believe that lessons are about learning and we challenge students to do their best every day, but there is still room for laughter and enjoyment.
Our broad curriculum enables students at all levels to succeed. We have a wide range of GCSEs including EBacc and more practical subjects such as Photography and Drama. We are proud to be an inclusive Academy, with both achievement and care at the heart of all that we do.