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The business of teaching and learning is at the heart of Foundation’s schools. We want all of our young people and teachers to enjoy their teaching and learning experience and to be in classrooms which are exciting, inspiring and challenging places where progress is rapid and sustained. Whatever the age or ability of students, we believe that they are entitled to imaginative and authoritative teaching of the highest quality which is planned and delivered according to their individual needs. We expect excellence from staff and students alike and work hard to ensure that this is a reality.

High-quality continuing professional development (CPD) programmes are in place in each of our schools and these are planned and reviewed to respond to the particular requirements of each establishment and the staff who work there.

Best practice in teaching and learning is shared across all the schools, allowing the most effective innovations developed in one to be replicated elsewhere. Students benefit immensely from many shared activities between the schools, activities which offer a wide breadth of experience to our young people.

Each school is committed to providing all-ability, comprehensive education to students of all faiths and none, to students from vulnerable families and to those with special educational needs. There is a range of student interventions and enhancement programmes which aim to ensure that every student fulfils his or her true potential.

We expect our staff and students to prioritise the building of character, both as an end in itself and as a means to the achievement of academic excellence. Our Christian ethos provides a backdrop to day-to-day life and provides the foundation for all that we do, encouraging high standards of behaviour and creating a safe and secure environment where young people can thrive and feel valued, happy and confident.

Each school within the Foundation has a Teaching and Learning Policy, and links can be found on their websites.

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The King’s Academy, Middlesbrough, marked its tenth anniversary with its best results to date and a £1.2m investment in Sixth Form and Performing Arts facilities.
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Examination results last year placed Bede Academy in the top 8% of state-funded schools in England for Progress 8 and for progress in mathematics.
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Emmanuel College was founded in 1990 as Tyneside’s City Technology College (CTC) and opened with just 150 Year 7 students. Emmanuel now educates over 1,300 students across the 11 to 19 age range.
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In its first decade, The King’s Academy was placed among the top 10% of schools in England for added value and became the “most improved school in the North East”.
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The Emmanuel Schools Foundation has been involved in education since 1989.
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In the five Ofsted inspections over the course of its history, Emmanuel has maintained an unbroken record of Ofsted “Outstanding”.
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Trinity Academy in Thorne was described as “a beacon of hope” by Lord Andrew Adonis, Education Advisor to Prime Minister Tony Blair, in 2007.
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Trinity Academy opened in September 2005 and replaced Thorne Grammar School as it celebrated its 75th Anniversary.
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Named after an eighth-century monk and scholar from Northumbria, Bede Academy, Blyth, opened in 2009 as one of the first “all-through” Academies in England, educating students from age 3 to 19.
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To celebrate its 25th anniversary Emmanuel College raised £45,000 to build a primary school in Tembisa township, South Africa.
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The King’s Academy welcomes four times the average proportion of students with special needs, and its provision for these young people has been described as “exemplary” and “outstanding”.
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After opening in 2005, Trinity Academy became the most improved school in England, and was named as the “most improved school in Yorkshire” for three consecutive years.
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The King's Academy, a specialist business and enterprise Academy in Coulby Newham, South Middlesbrough, opened as an 11-19 school of 1200 students in September 2003.
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Emmanuel College students’ academic results place the College amongst the highest ranked schools in England for both progress and attainment.