Head of School's Welcome

I would like to warmly welcome you to Lightcliffe Academy.

My aim as Head of School is to ensure that Lightcliffe is the school of choice in our community. We are on a journey, a very exciting journey, and our students, staff and wider community are now proud to be part of Lightcliffe Academy. We are exceptionally proud of our students and, as ambassadors of Lightcliffe Academy, we have high expectations of them.

Our SHARED values - Service, Health and Happiness, Ambition, Resilience, Equity and Dignity - underpin everything we do. They make our school a happy place where students feel safe and supported. Our Character Curriculum is built around these values and supports students' wider personal development, so they are fully prepared for the qualities expected of adults living in modern Britain.

Our academic curriculum has been revised so that every student is able to build upon the progress they made in primary school. We provide a rich, engaging curriculum that challenges our students and provides a wealth of learning opportunities both in and out of the classroom. This, alongside high standards of teaching, enables all students to make good progress from their starting point as they move up the school and onto their post-16 destination. We provide all students with a wide range of extra-curricular activities, and increasingly more educational visits, and we encourage them to get involved.

We recognise that regular school attendance is an important part of giving children the best possible start in life and students who miss school frequently can fall behind with their work and do less well in exams. As such, student attendance continues to be a priority.

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