A FANTASTIC FUTURE FOR ALL A FANTASTIC FUTURE FOR ALL
WHO MAKE A DIFFEREN Outstanding teachers transform lives: they fire the imagination through a combination of intellectual challenge, secure subject knowledge and mutual trust, and they never settle for mediocrity or minimal compliance. At MEA Central, we refer to Teaching and Learning as ‘the main thing’; we prioritise what is happening in our classrooms, on a daily basis, to ensure that teaching and learning is excellent.
We develop teachers who are attuned to the needs of students as individuals and who are ‘relentlessly bothered’ about removing barriers to learning. Academic rigour is paramount, and our teachers must be able to judiciously and confidently share a body of knowledge, from their subject area, with aplomb. In advance of a lesson, teachers annotate important texts; pre-empt misconceptions and plan their questions accordingly; discuss consistent approaches and language with their teams or script the teaching of particularly challenging concepts. Every lesson is carefully planned using research driven structures that accelerate learning and ensure not a minute is wasted. Language development and literacy underpin every activity in order to develop young people who are confident, articulate communicators, and the outcomes of learning are neatly recorded in beautiful books.
“STUDENTS ENJOY THEIR STUDIES AND THERE IS A STRONG COMMITMENT TO LEARNING AND HIGH STANDARDS.” QA Inspection Spring 2019
rich An academic, subjectcentred curriculum which builds cultural capital – the accumulation of knowledge, behaviours, and skills that one can tap into to demonstrate one’s cultural competence – is the best way to prepare students for the future.
“STUDENT PROGRESS IS OUTSTANDING.” QA Inspection Spring 2019
As E.D. Hirsch puts it, “The ability to act and communicate effectively within the cultural commons is a requisite to the success of any citizen, with success defined minimally as the ability to earn a good living, participate in democratic self-government, and meet every citizen as an equal.” We teach challenging content across all subjects. In English, in Year 7, all students study full texts by Dickens, Tennyson and Blake, and by the end of KS4 they will have studied four Shakespeare plays in-depth. In Mathematics, our key stage three pathways focus on developing students’ deep conceptual understanding by taking the time to teach key procedures in depth. In Drama, students study two of the most influential practitioners of the twentieth century - Stanislavsky and Brecht - devising and performing polished, innovative performances.
Beyond the Classroom At MEA Central, we seek to prepare our students for life after school at their chosen college or university and beyond – equipping them to become suitably qualified and confident to lead, to serve and to do good in the world. We believe that young people who have a wide experience of extra-curricular activities are better educated, more able to work in teams and more confident to express their creative talent. At MEA Central, we combine a breadth of experience through our Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS) curriculum. We expect every student to attend at least two clubs a week and to work towards their CAS award by taking part in projects and community service. Sport and physical activity feature centrally in our ethos of a rounded education. We are fully inclusive and the aim is to identify and help develop the potential of all students from the interested novice to the elite performer. We aim to develop resilience, commitment and – most importantly – a desire to win and lose with dignity and kindness.
“STUDENTS ARE A TO THE SCHOOL! DEMONSTRATE C AND MUTUAL RE FOR EACH OTHER THEIR TEACHERS.” QA Inspection Spring 2019
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Principal: Emily Reynard MEA Central, Lytham Road, Fallowfield, Manchester, M14 6PL T: 0161 499 2736 E: email@example.com