A Message from our Head Teacher
I am delighted to welcome you to Essa Academy.
Our mission is ‘All will succeed’. Essa Academy is an integral part of the local community and together we ensure Essa continues to be a school we are all proud of.
But what is success? Is it just academically? Personally? Or is it a mixture of the two? I believe in ensuring our students leave Essa with a skillset that prepares them for future employment. I believe that qualifications get you an interview; it’s the PERSON that gets the job. We have to deliver both.
How do we do it?
Students learn in different ways. We all do! I believe that blending learning ensures all young people have opportunities to excel. This is achieved through:
The innovative ‘Essa Experience’ provides all students with 60 ‘experiences’ over the 5 years at Essa. This is a new curriculum from September 2018. It embraces learning through non-traditional methods. All of these experiences are free of charge and funding by Essa. Examples include:
……..to name a few!
According to many studies, the UK will have an additional 2 million jobs in areas linked to computing from 2025. Currently the forecast is that over 1 million of these posts will be vacant due to lack of skills in this ever growing area. At Essa from September 2018 Computing/Business will be compulsory at Key Stage 4 providing our students with much needed skills to gain employment in areas such as software engineering, coding, App development and cyber security.
Further, our international reputation as an Apple Distinguished School enables us to continually be at the forefront of the latest software and innovative technologies. We actively embrace Swift classrooms and X code.
Learning should be exciting, challenging and fun. Essa provides a unique blend of opportunities to ensure this happens.
Finally, as I constantly state to all, I am a public servant who job is to serve the students and ensure that they get the best chance in life to excel, create wealth and become positive role models.
If you do wish to come in, I would be delighted to meet you.
We will succeed!