The Spires Academy provides young people with alternative and special education in order for them to progress and succeed in sustained education or employment. We do this through high quality teaching and learning based on effective relationships that enable the achievement of life skills and meaningful qualifications.
We believe all children and young people have the capacity to learn regardless of their life situation. It is our role to unlock that learning potential. We apply our methodology to open the door to learning and to re-engage excluded or marginalised young people, whose attainment has fallen behind their peers in mainstream education.
We have high aspirations for our learners and aim to:
For over 200 years Catch22 has designed and delivered services that build resilience and aspiration in people and communities. Our approach is based on the 3Ps. We believe young people can thrive when they have:
Our Education Mission is:
To enable young people to progress and succeed in sustained education, training or employment.
We do this through engaging young people positively with their purpose through learning and future life aspirations. All our learners achieve positive outcomes, thrive and enjoy a quality education that is delivered by skilled, passionate people with high expectations in a place that is safe, high quality and appropriate.
PEOPLE: Students are entitled to access passionate, skilled, trustworthy adults inspiring high expectations and aspiration in their learners.
PURPOSE: Our education provision is tailored to meet the complex and diverse needs of our young people, removing barriers to learning and helping them to achieve their best outcomes as they progress through education and transition into adult life.
PLACE: Students are entitled to a safe and positive environment in which to learn, appropriate to the needs of the Academy and local community.
In all Catch22 Academies, we welcome our duties under the Equality Act 2010 and aim to promote a positive and welcoming culture where discrimination is not tolerated. We believe that every individual has the right to be valued, respected and offered equal opportunities, access and treatment. This is regardless of race, colour, ethnic origin, nationality, sex, religion, gender, marital status, age, disability or sexuality. We try to promote equality and challenge discrimination and stereotyping to make our Academies truly inclusive and promote high achievement for all.
Under the Act, The Spires Academy is expected to comply with the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED). This requires us to:
The Spires Academy’s Equality Objectives are:
Read our Equality and Diversity policy, which outlines how our school aims to eliminate discrimination and improve equality of opportunity for people with protected characteristics.