At Hearsall Community Academy we believe in the individual. All children are valued for their unique contribution to a whole school ethos of inclusion. Alongside the teaching and learning of academic skills required for adult life, we work hard to ensure everyone has opportunity to discover their own strengths and develop these to feel successful and fulfilled.
“Everyone is a genius. But of you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree; it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”
Children need to try new and exciting opportunities in order to learn about themselves and discover interests and talents. As a part of our thematic curriculum, we have created “Golden Moments” of learning and we are always looking for new innovative ideas to excite children. Trips out of school are an important aspect of developing the whole child. We endeavour to give every child the opportunity to join the Year 6 residential to Skern and the Year 5 residential to Plas Dol-y-moch. Here, children often experience time away from the family home for the first time. They try different outdoor challenges like orienteering, rock climbing and kayaking. We try to remove all barriers and obstacles to attending this trip, whether it is money, family circumstances or a physical disability. This has made a huge impact to a great many of our children who have been able to articulate just how important this holiday was to them at a crucial time of their development. Supporting them in developing the key life skills of organisation and independence.
“It was a really fun time. I had to balance on a very thin and wobbly rope and if I took one step the wrong way then I would fall off! It was brilliant being away from home and spending time with everyone – it helped me to make lots of new friends and be more confident. I would love to go again!”
We also offer an extensive variety of clubs and activities where children can try new interests. These change on a regular basis and include:
Spotlight – Drama and Singing
Along with developing the whole child we are very mindful that children need to gain certain key skills to give them the best opportunities in life. We are committed to children reaching their academic potential.