Goals and Monitoring
We have uncompromising aspirations for all our pupils. We intend that every student will leave the academy with excellent qualifications, real choices and the option to continue their studies at a top university. Our aim is that 90% of our students achieve at least five GCSEs, including English and Maths, at A*-C, with a clear emphasis on A*, A and B grades. We recognise that this is an ambitious goal, but we have exceptionally high expectations of our students and staff. To reach high levels of achievement we know that hard work and commitment from everyone at Isaac Newton Academy – students, staff, parents and carers – is essential. We work with our students’ families to ensure that together we provide the right support and challenge for every child to achieve their goals.
We have recruited outstanding teaching and support staff who share our ethos of high expectations and no excuses and we have prioritised their ongoing training and development. At Isaac Newton Academy we take a systematic approach to assessment, establishing baselines, tracking students frequently and using regular diagnostic assessments. Each student has an assessment profile and clear progress path. Each scheme of learning has clear learning objectives. Progress is shared regularly with students and their families so that appropriate support and challenge can be planned and provided.
We regularly and rigorously evaluate and assess all that we do as staff to provide a first class education for our students, and strive to constantly improve the quality of teaching and educational provision.