Dear Parents

Welcome to the parent section of Wellfield Academy website.

I have always believed that there are few, if any jobs that are more important or rewarding as teaching. To be the Head of School of such a fantastic student and staff body, in the heart of such a warm and supportive wider community is a great privilege.

We have always been known as a nurturing school due to the fact we are so small. However, our strength with nurturing students is also matched by our persistent drive to inspire, challenge and to ensure students achieve and develop.  We have extremely high standards and expectations and we strive for excellence in everything we do.

Since we went into Partnership with Endeavour Learning Trust in September 2017, the school has undergone significant improvements and gone from strength to strength in some many ways and I am incredibly proud of our school.

Pastoral support is therefore also a priority and a significant strength here. We have a fantastic Personal Development Centre (PDC) team who work closely with all students and families to ensure they are supported in a range of areas. We place considerable emphasis on developing the foundations of personal achievement, health and well-being, creativity and individuality. Our intention is to help our young people grow to become outstanding, independent, resilient and effective young adults. Our PDC team, which includes three Pastoral and Behaviour Managers, a Family Support Worker and Attendance Officer work closely with parents and families to ensure all concerns are addressed quickly and effectively.

On a daily basis we pride ourselves in being a vibrant community that pulls together to ensure we get the balance right between nurture and support and stretch and challenge, so that all of us can dream big to make those aspirations a reality. We believe in clear boundaries, high aspirations, creative solutions and the genuine enjoyment that comes from the joy of learning and the pride of achievement and success.

I hope you find this section of the school's website informative and we would welcome any feedback on how we could improve it further. We always ask for open and honest communication with parents at any stage throughout the year. We will always work with you with the same focus upon supporting you and your child.

We are a wonderful school and, upon joining us, students and staff always feel a big part of the Wellfield family.

Mr J Lewis