Vision and Ethos

“Together we grow to build independent lives through our core values of Harmony, Nurture and Communication.”

Our vision is to create a high-quality and engaging provision to serve the needs of local children, young people, and families. In promoting inclusion, excellence, and specific skills and values through our Higham Values and Habits, we will secure excellent academic and holistic outcomes for our pupils. 

Together with direct support from the wider Trust, our innovative approaches and best practices to curriculum delivery and staff development at our nearby ‘Outstanding’ Higham Lane School will be replicated in Higham Lane North Academy. 

Our pupils will receive a comprehensive and balanced, knowledge curriculum that will equip them with the cultural capital needed to fulfil their ambitions. In addition, our first-rate facilities will enable our pupils to benefit from an innovative education that will encompass drama, music, art and sports, along with digital media, IT, and engineering to help fill local and national skill gaps. 

To provide a strong working environment for all staff, to the immediate benefit of pupils, families, and the community, the Trust will use Higham Lane School’s expertise as an Aspiring Teaching School, as well as the rich CPD offer available at Trust level.

Access to a wide range of opportunities such as the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, university visits, and TED talks, along with support in developing in-class and independent learning habits and processes, and spiritual, moral, social, and cultural knowledge, will enable students to become active, happy, and responsible citizens. 

In recognition of the new housing developments in the area, HLNA will be a beacon of excellence, bringing people together and changing lives through high-quality secondary provision. We envisage the new school serving as the heart of a growing community in Nuneaton that promotes strong connections within the new community by collaborating with local organisations to provide a plethora of events and experiences for students and families, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Higham Values and Habits

Higham Values and Habits will be the guiding principles of the new school that reflect the key values of the Trust whilst being embodied in everything the school does, including curriculum delivery.

Higham Values and Habits are:

  • Discipline
  • Dedication
  • Perseverance
  • Resilience
  • Positivity

All these values will be taught explicitly in the classroom as integrated features of a range of subjects, as well as independent learning habits, with a particular focus on improving outcomes in Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4. In addition to these five values, the following virtues will be taught outside of the classroom as integrated within our wider school community:

  • Humility
  • Integrity
  • Compassion
  • Respect
  • Tolerance

Recognising that a vibrant, challenging, and safe school community is necessary for excellent education, we are dedicated to fostering a positive learning environment for all members of the community, including pupils, families, staff, and visitors, by implementing the five aforementioned values. This set of principles serves as the distinctive foundation of HLNA, which will also benefit from the Central England Academy Trust’s overall culture and values.

Central England Academy Trust Values

  • Collaboration: Our vision is for everyone to feel like an important part of a large family.
  • Equity:  We are committed to providing the necessary support to ensure all pupils, families, and staff have equal access to opportunities. 
  • Aspiration: We set ambitious learning and development targets for pupils to foster a strong sense of aspiration and purpose.
  • Trust: Members of our school community can feel safe knowing that there are robust systems and structures in place to provide sustained and predictable support.

Part of Central England Academy Trust. Registered in England and Wales company no. 08425914. 
Registered office: Oak Wood Schools Academy, Morris Drive, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV11 4QH 
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