Working at One Degree Academy
As a new all-through school, One Degree Academy has been given a rare opportunity to create a world class, continuous learning experience for children from 4-18 years old. Our Primary school opened in September 2016 with reception who are now moving in to Year 1.
Our aspirations for One Degree Academy are simple and ambitious: through inspirational teaching, every One Degree Academy student will develop the knowledge, attributes, and aspirations to succeed at university, enjoy a productive career, and lead a great life.
Our goal is that, regardless of background, every child leaves One Degree ready for a life of choice and opportunity. To achieve this, we are focused on 3 things:
- Outstanding teaching and learning and a knowledge-based curriculum
- Developing non-cognitive capacities in a caring and disciplined environment
- Raising aspirations through partnerships with world-leading businesses and universities
We aim to transform the lives of our students through our persistent and relentless focus on the small but important details and actions necessary for great teaching and learning. We know that greatness is achieved through perseverance and incremental improvement – ‘one degree’ at a time. This idea is at the heart of our school.
To achieve this we take see staff development as our number one priority: all staff receive weekly coaching and weekly deliberate practise sessions. All staff also benefit from visits to other great schools in our network.