Nechells Primary E-ACT Academy works as a team with children, staff, families and the community developing an academy that ensures success for all.
The academy’s key aim is to enable all pupils to reach their full potential and provides a broad, balanced, relevant and innovative curriculum to meet the needs of pupils of all abilities.
Nechells places great importance on valuing all children equally; providing equality of education through a commitment to high standards of achievement; recognising and valuing inclusion; and, in partnership with parents and the community more broadly, creating a welcoming, secure and stimulating environment for children to learn in.
The academy has high expectations of every pupil, with children rewarded for their efforts at weekly celebration assemblies, also attended by parents.
The academy has created a curriculum which is varied, creative, exciting and one which provides a relevant learning experience. Pupils experience different styles of learning in the academy as well as trips out and visitors that relate to their topic work.
Nechells benefits from state-of-the-art ICT equipment; each classroom has access to tablets as well as a computer for each child. Pupils are taught e-safety, how computers work and programming. Year 5 and 6 pupils also have the opportunity to take part in the after school Code Club.
The academy is also very proud of its new Foundation stage playground. Nursery and Reception children were involved in working with a team of landscape gardeners to create a new garden, which is stimulating and exciting for the youngest members of the school community.
Nechells works closely with Heartlands Academy, a secondary Academy that has consistently been recognized by Ofsted as Outstanding. The Academy is also part of the Nechells Education Action Zone (EAZ) which comprises all of the schools in the Nechells area, working together for the benefit of the children’s education.
“Strong leadership and great collaboration between Nechells and E-ACT’s Heartlands Academy”
Dr Liz Sidwell
Former Schools Commissioner, Department for Education