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Values and Ethos

Values and Ethos

As joint lead school of FPTA Academies we have adopted the 4 Excellences of Academic, Community, Appearance and Environment.  We believe that all involved in Thomas Aveling work and achieve best when happy; students are given considerable say in their education for example choosing their option subjects in Year 8, choosing extra-curricular activities early in Year 7 and having the chance to take part in the student council.  We have high expectations of all of our students and considerable work goes into raising aspirations of all - aiming high in everything we do.

We have the very highest expectations of all within Thomas Aveling and work closely with parents to maximise achievement and to develop young people into caring, successful adults.  We are very proud that when students leave us aged 18 (or 16 in the minority of cases) that they often go onto further study at University, specialist colleges or high quality careers in  a number of areas.  Our students are successful due to the talent and tenacity of the staff at Thomas Aveling raising the students' aspirations and expectations and never letting them settle for being alright.

I hope you find the website interesting and informative but this only touches the surface of what we do.  Please come and visit us at one of our open events to find out more.