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Learning at the Academy

Teaching and Learning is at the heart of The Sutton Academy.  

All students at The Sutton Academy, whatever their ability, need or starting point will receive the highest quality teaching and learning throughout the curriculum so they can achieve their potential and beyond. The Sutton Academy will never stop trying to improve student achievement by improving the quality of teaching and learning.  

Therefore we are fully committed to:

  1. Providing a supportive and collaborative approach to improving pedagogy across the Academy. 
  2. Developing and sharing best practice through a range of different methods. 
  3. Celebrating excellence and addressing under performance in the quality of teaching. 

We ensure all students can achieve their best, placing great emphasis on an orderly learning environment where students feel safe and high expectations are the norm. Our lessons are challenging, engaging and inspiring.  Our students actively work together and independently enabling them to make good progress. 

We have a highly skilled and dedicated team of teachers here at The Sutton Academy.  They plan lessons very carefully to meet the needs of individual children.  They believe in every student, have the highest expectations and challenge all students to achieve their best. 

The curriculum is designed to create learning pathways that meet the aspirations, talents and needs for each individual and blends the traditional with the creative.

Key Stage 3

Key Stage 3 (Years 7,8 & 9) is designed to accelerate learning and progress, developing learners who have the knowledge, skills and enquiring minds needed to achieve to their full potential in Key Stage 4. The national curriculum is followed ensuring a broad and balanced range of subjects with an emphasis on developing literacy and numeracy. 

Key Stage 4

Our Key Stage 4 programme, studied in Years 10 and 11, offers an extensive choice of options, including a full range of academic GCSEs and English Baccalaureate subjects.  Students are taught in groups arranged by need and ability, based upon rigorous analysis of a range of available data.  This enables staff to stretch and support all students to help them achieve exceptional progress.

Key Stage 5 

Our Sixth Form provision offers continuity from Year 11 with clear progression pathways to further study. We offer a wide range of academic and vocational courses, with students able to choose a blend of qualifications to suit their aspirations.  The curriculum is built with our students' aspirations in mind, giving students the opportunity to study complementary qualifications preparing them for future careers in a variety of different settings such as STEM or Clinical Care.  Students who wish to opt to study a more diverse range of subjects are able to do so.