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The Pioneer Academy Expectations


  • Schools are safe and secure.
  • Safeguarding is effective and robust
  • Similarities and differences are celebrated; everyone thrives and flourishes


  • Pupils and staff are positive and succeed in a supportive environment
  • Wellbeing for all
  • High standards of attendance and enjoyment are outcomes of an inclusive TPA school


  • Learning is achieved by the successful sequencing of memorable experiences
  • Learners are engaged, resilient and enthusiastic
  • Learning outcomes are ambitious due to knowledgeable and effective teaching

What will a child experience as they enter a TPA school?

  • A warm welcoming greeting
  • A safe, secure, well-maintained environment
  • Staff photographs and names displayed outside the classroom
  • Class vision displayed outside the classroom
  • Vibrant curriculum door displays
  • Display of information about their year or class ‘Pioneer’

What does a TPA classroom look like?

  • Balance of supporting, challenging and celebrating learning through inclusive, high quality, vibrant displays
  • Word rich environment
  • Classrooms are well-resourced, clearly labelled and organised
  • Engaging book corners with good quality of books for all readers
  • Inclusive physical resources for all children, where needed
  • TPA children’s story books on display
  • Physical aspects of the classroom and furniture of the highest standard

What is 'learning' in a TPA classroom?

  • Personalised and individualised experience for all children
  • Appropriate levels of challenge to inspire children to reach their full potential
  • Varied strategies such as split teaching, effective questioning and careful resourcing, are used to ensure learning is at the right level and builds good progress
  • All staff support active learning, to ensure subject experiences are connected and memorable to build knowledge, understanding and skills over time
  • Children develop a love of learning for life
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