The Gatwick School
Our mission is to provide challenging and inspiring programmes designed to instill a love of learning, to guide pupils in becoming responsible citizens of the world, and prepare them for success in university and in life.
Aurora Academies Trust was founded in order that Academies in England could benefit from the experience Mosaica has gained through operating charter schools for 15 years in the US. AAT is a charitable company led by a Board of Directors and retains the strategic role for the running of the Academies.
AAT will ensure that the individual child at each Academy is the centre of everything we do. Academy programmes, teacher preparation, and classroom design will be planned with the specific social, emotional, and intellectual needs of the children in mind. Each programme will be age and developmentally appropriate. Each programme will be designed to inspire pupils, families and teachers alike.
The Gatwick School offers pupils:
More opportunities – to make sure every pupil achieves the very best that they can, AAT’s focus would be on working with the Academy’s senior leaders and teachers to raise achievement through quality teaching, curriculum innovation, online assessment programmes, increased attendance and individualised paths for personal growth and development.
More choice – the proposed Academy’s partnership with other primary Academies in AAT as well as with Mosaica Education schools internationally, means the Academy would be able to share resources and experiences. The Academies would be working with partners both locally and internationally, meaning that pupils would enjoy a wider range of learning and leisure experiences at school.
Improved teaching and learning – Aurora Academies Trust would look at how things could be done differently and better and would make some changes immediately in the winter term of 2012/13. They would concentrate on improving standards throughout the school at a rapid pace, and improve the quality of teaching and learning through the introduction of a comprehensive staff training programme and online assessment.
Furthermore the new Academy will:
Raise aspirations – through the introduction of a new philosophy and ethos, based on Mosaica Education’s proven philosophy used internationally, to bring educational improvements to schools, pupils and communities worldwide. All pupils would have individualised paths for personal growth and development, with a focus on pupil self-awareness and self-esteem.
Increase Parent engagement and involvement – regular community events would be held where parents and other members of the local community are invited to see what the children have been learning, chat with staff and become more engaged in their child’s education.
Have better resources – There would also be some improvements to the physical environment carried out by the Department for Education ready for September 2012.