It is my pleasure to welcome you to Derby Moor Spencer Academy’s website and to thank you for taking an interest in our school.
Our school is a unique, caring community built upon our four core values of Aspiration, High Expectations, Achievement and Community. These values reflect and underpin everything we do at the academy and help us to fulfil our motto of ‘Together We Succeed.’
We firmly believe that all students can achieve, regardless of their background or personal circumstance. Our students experience a wide range of opportunities and activities that ensure both personal development and academic achievement. The foundations that secure this achievement are grounded in high quality teaching and learning and positive relationships between staff and students. Learning is at the centre of all we do, our students are challenged to become better learners and our staff create a culture of continual professional learning. This investment in the whole school community as learners, together with a rigorous focus upon academic performance ensures that our students achieve well and have results that are amongst the best in the city.
We have high aspirations for our students. Our aim is to broaden their horizons and stretch the limits of what they think they are capable of. Our employability offer has been externally recognised as providing high quality experiences for our students with numerous encounters with leading employers and educational establishments both locally and beyond. The school is proud to have achieved the gold career mark quality standard and we are committed to ensuring our young people are fully prepared with the necessary attributes, skills and experiences to be successful in the employability landscape that awaits them after their time in education.
We are proud of our high expectations of student behaviour, grounded in traditional values of courtesy, respect and tolerance. We have a relentless focus on “attitude to learning”, and are proud that our students approach school life with a positive and resilient outlook. Ofsted stated, “Pupils’ behaviour in lessons and around the school site is good and disruption is rare” and described our Academy as “a positive and vibrant community for learning.”
Our school is a community – represented by students and staff from a range of different cultures and backgrounds. This rich diversity is part of what makes Derby Moor Spencer Academy so special. As a diverse community, we are strongly aware that our students have individual needs. We ensure that every student receives the individual support that they require to make progress. In doing this we work in partnership with parents and carers, always going the extra mile so that no child is left behind.
Thank you for taking the time to explore our school. To get a flavour of what makes this school so special, I would strongly urge you to make an appointment to visit the Academy during our working day or attend one of our open evenings.
Mr Scott Doyle