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We’re an Advanced Thinking School

We’re an Advanced Thinking School

The Victory Academy celebrates as they are awarded Advanced Thinking School Accreditation! 

 

We are thrilled to announce that The Victory Academy has been accredited as an Advanced Thinking School by the University of Exeter.

As part of the Trust, we take pride in our unique and effective approach to learning and education. We provide our students with the skillset and tools they need to think in a variety of ways and become lifelong learners. These transferable Thinking Tools prepare our children for a range of situations, dilemmas and circumstances that they may face later in life as part of modern society.

Thinking Schools @ Exeter leads the way in research in Metacognition, Thinking Skills, Creativity and Dialogue in Education – providing a structure for schools to become recognised Thinking Schools. In order to achieve Level 2 Thinking accreditation to become an Advanced Thinking School, the academy was assessed on; Dissemination of Practice, Evaluative Research, Professional Development, Differentiation, and Whole School Assessment. These areas identify the school’s continued work to support lifelong learning and holistic growth for all students, no matter their starting points.

The school has fully embedded Thinking Skills into the school’s teaching, assessment, evaluation, and staff development which was recognised throughout the school’s review, as the University of Exeter documented, “It is clear that The Victory Academy has an exceptional commitment to its continued development as a Thinking School, both in terms of ethos and pedagogy. […] there are effective strategies in place across subject areas that encourage and support evaluation and reflective practice of learning and teaching approaches and impact.”

 

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Principal of The Victory Academy, Michelle Smith, says “The staff at The Victory Academy work tirelessly to transform the life chances of our students, support their progress and develop their thinking. I couldn’t be prouder that the University of Exeter’s School of Education recognises the commitment we have for our young people and awarded us the Advanced Thinking School Accreditation. Thank you to everyone involved who worked so hard to achieve this award.”

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We are delighted to have been awarded the Advanced Thinking School accreditation, in recognition of all the brilliant work our staff do to offer our children the best possible cognitive education. Congratulations to everyone who has worked so hard to achieve this award!” so says Mandy Gage, Director of Education.

 

This is a proud moment for The Victory Academy and the result of all the hard work the staff and students have put into understanding and applying the Thinking School ethos to all aspects of school life. The school will continue to grow through staff development and training and embedding cognitive education, supporting our children to become skilled, independent, and reflective learners.