The Redhill Way
All our academies are determined to help every student, whatever their background or starting point, to achieve their academic & personal goals and be the best they can be
Academies across our Trust share common approaches to delivering education. We call this 'the Redhill way'. It means we can be confident that all the children in our care are getting the same access to a high quality, well-rounded educational experience.
Support for the individual
We offer high-quality teaching backed by systems that carefully track students' progress. This allows us to give our students the support they need to be the best they can be.
We encourage and support an ethos that celebrates achievement, determination and effort.
We celebrate diversity and fiercely promote and defend equality. We are proud that our academies are great places in which to work, learn and grow.
Leadership & character building
We develop students' leadership skills by offering opportunities to lead other students through our House system.
The Redhill Pledges motivate students to become involved in music, the performing arts, sport, charitable work and community support.
Large numbers take part in the Duke of Edinburgh award, other outdoor activities, trips and visits. These all help build resilience and character that will last a lifetime.
We value student voice in helping us shape and improve the whole student experience in our academies.
Training & developing teachers and leaders
Excellent teaching is the cornerstone of every school's success. We therefore invest heavily in teacher training and professional development.
Trust Subject Directors support middle leaders across our schools and Lead Practitioners help develop pedagogy and effective planning through working with groups or individual staff.
The newly formed Redhill College of Leadership and Development ensures that all staff can access training at every point in their career. We offer leadership training for middle and senior leaders, and our ‘First Five Years’ programme is tailors support for teachers in and beyond their early years in the profession. Our Teacher Research Groups bring colleagues from across the Trust together to research new, innovative and experimental ways of teaching and learning.
As one of the DfE’s Teaching School Hubs, we are system leaders in providing government backed training in the region. We work with two national providers, three other MATs and over 150 schools to meet the local ITT, ECF and NPQ needs. Find out more about Redhill Teaching Hub.
All our academies offer a broad and balanced curriculum.
In the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) we aim for all children to have high levels of involvement in a curriculum that provides them with the skills, knowledge, attitudes and resilience to reach their full potential. There is a heavy focus on developing early language skills and the curriculum is underpinned by the seven areas of learning (communication and language, physical development, personal, social and emotional development, literacy, mathematics, understanding the world, expressive arts and design).
In Key Stage 1 the national curriculum is delivered through exciting, relevant and well-sequenced themes, combined with the key skills of reading, phonics, writing and mathematics, to engage children and maximise learning and enjoyment.
In Key Stage 2 the national curriculum is delivered through an ambitious, but broad and balanced programme, which is tailored to the needs of pupils in the locality of each academy and allows for knowledge and skills to be cultivated over time so that pupils make meaningful connections in their learning, ensuring they become ‘secondary ready’.
In Key Stage 3 students study the national curriculum giving them a breadth and depth of knowledge across the full subject range.
All students in Key Stage 4 can access the full Ebacc as well as mixing both academic and vocational qualifications. We work with partners to provide alternative educational routes for students who find it hard to access the more traditional curriculum.
In Key Stage 5, our sixth forms offer a rich and varied mix of academic and vocational qualifications. Our entry criteria for sixth form and A Level study are inclusive to encourage and support students with higher education and high-quality apprenticeships.
Each of our academies serves a different community, and has the freedom to adapt and enhance their curriculum to suit local needs.
We value collaboration within the Trust at every level. Staff working together, sharing good practice, challenging each other and planning together help us get the best from our staff for the benefit of our students.
Trustees, governors and senior staff are all focussed on the achievement and wellbeing of our students. We believe that it is only through their success and achievements that the Trust’s success can be truly measured.