Wayland Academy has been recognised for the impressive work it has been doing to improve progress in English and maths of students who were felt to be vulnerable to under-achievement.
The Academy has been working with the Achievement for All programme since September 2012 and has been awarded the national Quality Mark. Wayland is the first Academy in Norfolk to gain this recognition.
The award recognises the excellent work being done by the Academy to improve progress in reading, writing and maths for all students, regardless of their background, challenge or need.
Wayland Academy has seen a marked improvement in attendance and progress for these cohorts. Glen Allott, Principal, says:
‘We are delighted that our students, parents and staff have been recognized for their hard work in addressing and overcoming barriers to learning resulting in good progress for the students concerned.’
The Achievement for All programme works closely with parents, teachers and the student to look at individual needs in order to develop personalised and specific interventions and targets.
Parents spoke enthusiastically in interviews about what the programme has achieved for their children. Intervention strategies were seen as a strength within the Academy, in particular in the way it was led and evaluated which has resulted in a change of culture.
Shona Walton, Regional Director of Achievement for All said:
‘All involved at Wayland Academy have been significant in ensuring the improved outcomes and the consistent culture of aspiration they are developing.’
PHOTO SHOWS Glen Allott (Principal) with Bailey Rockell and Mrs Kathy Rockell (AfA student and AfA mum).