Wellspring Academy Trust is currently working with the Department for Education to open a Secondary school in the central area of Barnsley to support its future shortage of school places.
The proposed new school will be called Elements and will have an innovative specialised curriculum.
We are collecting surveys to measure support for our application. We may share this with the Department for Education as part of our application for the new school.
Wellspring Academy Trust is committed to putting children first. We believe that every child, every family, has a right to an outstanding local school. Our vision is for a state-of-the-art Academy that serves its community and its pupils in a way that is fit for the twenty first century and that prepares its children for their futures.
Elements will be Creative, Unique and Innovative, through five strategic foci:
1. Excellence in learning and teaching
2. Raise Standards through the Elements+ Curriculum
3. Raise standards by involving families and parents
4. High quality staff training and succession planning
5. Improve life chances for all learners
Elements will grow to a school of maximum 700 pupils of Key Stage 3 and 4 age. Class sizes, in particular at years seven and eight, will host a maximum of 24 pupils.
Our school will improve life chances for pupils through improved outcomes, nurture, enhanced confidence and by inspiring heightened ambitions and aspirations.
The Elements Approach: The Elements Approach is a twenty-first century approach to teaching and learning pioneered at Elements. Our pupils learn through talking, collaborating and sharing, just like in the workplace, just like in real life. Our students use the latest technologies to power their learning. Our students are inspired to learn through our exciting and dynamic curriculum that provides rich and memorable experiences, real world contexts and a focus on enterprise.
Please follow link to complete the survey for Elements Academy: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/336B876