Belief 4:
We value and support our staff

All staff should be seen and see themselves as learners. Excellent teaching is essential for this educational model. An enthusiastic staff team focused upon the best pedagogy is vital. We believe that the smaller school model and the vision of this Academy will also attract and support excellent teachers.


  • Links with the external partners will ensure continued high quality staff professional development, sharing of experiences and best practice with other educational establishments.
  • We will ensure that the skills of staff, teachers and governors are shared within the Academy, creating resilience within our Academy.
  • Staff wellbeing is reviewed annually and improvements made where possible.


  • All staff working at the Academy will be highly valued, respected and supported through their professional development.
  • 85% of lessons observed to be good or better.
  • A robust succession plan is in place.
  • 90% of staff agree or strongly agree with the statement “I enjoy working at Route 39 Academy” which will be included in a staff survey at least once a year.

Vision & Ethos: What is special about our Academy

Our Academy is a small, close-knit rural school community, which expands educational choices, increases standards and raises aspirations. It is an Academy where parents, students and staff are deeply committed to encouraging each learner as an individual, to maximise their personal strengths, unlock their potential and promote a lifelong love of learning. We are using innovative teaching practices to make learning inspirational, interesting and relevant to our students. We aim to use this area’s unique rural and coastal environment as much as possible within the curriculum.

Underpinning this vision is an ethos of Engage, Respect and Aspire. This ethos runs through every aspect of the Academy. We aim to produce students who leave highly qualified and best equipped to excel personally, in the workplace and in the community.


As parents, we believe that student engagement is fundamental in raising standards in education and student outcomes.


We want our children to respect themselves, to respect one another and respect the world around them.


The culture of the Academy enables teachers and students to aspire to be the best they can. In order to give our children the best opportunities in life we encourage them to broaden their horizons and enhance their learning skills. We enable them to achieve in their careers and within their communities.