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'Safe - Happy - Learning'

The Pioneer Academy promotes and achieves excellence by ensuring the very best care and guidance for every child within our family of schools. It recognises the importance of outstanding learning and teaching by actively encouraging creativity and innovation, whilst having consistent standards of behaviour and attendance.  Treating everyone as equal, whilst celebrating diversity, is a non-negotiable;  protecting all through safeguarding, health and safety and welfare is paramount.

We were fortunate enough to have an inspiring INSET day led by Mike Hughes in November 2013 based on his book '...and the main thing is learning.'  This book argues that the future, in terms of both pedagogy and policy, demands an approach rooted in learning.  More specifically, it suggests that:

  • everything we do must be based explicitly upon learning
  • teachers must be learners too
  • we have a professional responsibility to go on learning about learning, because the better we understand learning and the learning process the better able we are to facilitate it in others.  (Mike Hughes, 2006).