The Principal, fully supported by other leaders and governors, takes a strong lead in driving improvement. Leaders know the academy’s strengths and the areas to develop.- Ofsted January 2014
I am delighted to introduce you to our website which will give you an insight of our aims and ethos.
Timberley is a Fully Accessible Mainstream (FAM) Academy that is committed to inclusive education and meeting the needs of all children. We see our children as individuals and strive to fulfil not just their academic potential but their personal, spiritual, social, moral and emotional development through an exciting and stimulating environment. I firmly believe the importance of pastoral care at school and support from home to a young child’s confidence, well-being and security.
We envisage Timberley to be a hub of the community. Our school farm, Forest School and Community Kitchen provide our pupils and parents with opportunities not offered by other schools in the area. Our successful Stay and Play gives our parents time to meet other parents in the area, whilst keeping their little ones entertained.
The curriculum which we provide is broad, balanced, challenging and relevant. It is designed to develop not only each child’s full academic potential but also to help them to develop as well rounded individuals that show care, compassion and respect to everyone in our school and the local community. Our curriculum does not end as the school day ends. We have plenty of opportunities for the children to participate in a wide range of clubs run by the Academy staff and outside providers who volunteer their time generously and also a thriving breakfast club and tea club.
As a Local Leader of Education (LLE), I am able to support other schools in raising standards and achievement for their pupils. Over recent years, Timberley has supported numerous schools in the UK to improve their provision of the literacy curriculum.
I hope, like me, you feel strongly that we will achieve our educational aims for our children in partnership. I know that children learn best in an ethos of praise, encouragement and challenge.
We hope Timberley Academy enjoys a long and successful working relationship with you and your child.
Miss M. Rose
Local Leader of Education
Quotes from Year 6
"Here at Timberley we are enthusiastic about learning" Shaun.
"I like the staff at Timberley because they are caring and always there for me" Megan.
"What is good about Timberley is TALLER because it gives us life experiences" Melat.
"What makes Timberley special is the farm because we have a huge variety of animals that we can look after" Kye M.
"All of our staff is unique" Ellie-May.
"Timberley is special because we have a wide variety of after school clubs that help us to get our Extra Curricular Award" Lisa.
"Timberley is a special school because every child matters and we are all treated equally" Yara.
"Timberley is special as all our friends and teachers are very supportive and help when you are in need" Romayah.
"At Timberley we have a brand new MUGA that we can play sports on in any weather" Daniel.
"At Timberley we join in a variety of sports tournaments that gives us a chance to show our skills" Rio.
"This school is good because we have the opportunity to go on lots of residentials" Drew.
"At Timberley the teachers always help us and encourage us to never give up" Melat.
What is a converter academy?
Timberley is a converter academy. The Academies Act was enacted on 27 July 2010 and allows Schools rated by Ofsted as ‘outstanding’ or ‘good with outstanding features’ to apply for Academy status. As such, we converted to academy status in May 2012. Converter academies do not have a sponsor, as they are performing well on their own. At Timberley, our outstanding curriculum and unique features, along with good performance results allowed us to convert.