At Isaac Newton Academy our aim is to equip every student with the knowledge, learning power and character necessary for success at university and beyond.
- set clear, ambitious goals, and rigorously monitor our progress in achieving them
- offer a curriculum emphasising core academic subjects, while providing the facilities and specialist staff to meet and stimulate a wider range of interests
- employ an approach to teaching that instils knowledge, understanding, and a desire to learn
- ensure that all students, teachers, staff and parents commit fully to making Isaac Newton Academy a vibrant learning community.
‘Great teachers believe in the growth of the intellect and talent, and they are fascinated with the process of learning.’ Carol Dweck.
At Isaac Newton Academy we believe that all students have the potential to achieve outstanding educational outcomes.
We know that the brain is like a muscle, in that its intelligence grows with exercise. Scientists are learning that people have more capacity for life-long learning and brain development than they ever thought. Although individuals have a unique genetic endowment and start with different temperaments and aptitudes, we know that experience, training and effort are critically important. It is not always those who start out the smartest who end up the smartest.
This has implications for how we teach and communicate with students.