Welcome from the Headteacher

I am extremely proud to be leading Orchards Academy which aims to provide a caring yet challenging curriculum and environment in which the talents of each student are nurtured and enabled to flourish.

As a small school we quickly develop a strong sense of belonging. This strong sense of community allows students to grow personally and academically as they trust and feel supported by a staff body that knows them well. This results in a calm, orderly and purposeful atmosphere where students enjoy their learning, make good progress and feel safe.

I have high expectations of the staff who work here at Orchards Academy. Irrespective of their role they lead by example and act as positive role models for our students. All staff, whether they be teaching or support teams, aim to deliver the highest quality teaching and learning for all ensuring that the needs of our students are effectively met.

The Senior Leadership Team has a high presence, every day they visit lessons in order to support staff and students and to ensure that the quality of teaching and learning is consistently high. Where need is identified staff are provided with high quality professional development so that the focus remains on outstanding practise.

Our increasing and future success is based on an effective partnership between students, staff, governors and the local community.

Our aim will always be to build and maintain positive, trusting and long lasting relationships so that all who study and work here have the ability and confidence to be successful.

Mr Andy Lazenby- Headteacher


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