Iceni Academy Methwold is on a journey to transform the lives of all students and staff with whom we work. We are determined to give our students the very best education possible so they can realise their full potential and succeed in their later lives, by offering them a broad and balanced knowledge-rich curriculum, rooted in strong pedagogy , throughout their time studying with us. We hold this as the gold standard for all our students, with Ofsted inspectors particularly noting that ‘Leaders….have high expectations of pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).’
We are fortunate, too, to work with external agencies and charities to provide opportunities not available to all schools and academies, include lessons from the Norwich School, the Duke of Edinburgh Award and access to a Combined Cadet Force. The pursuit of academic excellence is paramount, but the learning experience for Iceni Academy Methwold students extends far beyond the classroom. Personal development is valued in the same way as achievements in examinations, and we relentlessly celebrate success in all its forms. We support our students to develop a strong sense of responsibility as global citizens, underpinned by our academic motto: ‘individually strong, unstoppable together.’
Iceni Academy Methwold is part of Iceni Academy, an all-through academy set across two sites. We work closely with our colleagues at our Iceni Academy Hockwold site (Primary) on curriculum and personal development, sharing values, foundations and community names with them. Our communities of Mandela, Attenborough, Pankhurst and Nightingale reflect the attributes we teach our students to have, and the values we wish them to hold throughout their lives. We teach behaviour and self-regulation as a curriculum, knowing that these skills will help our students excel in later life.
We care passionately for our staff, and place people development at the heart of our offer to them. From an in-house coaching programme for teaching staff and research-led project groups for all, and from a well-stocked CPD library to access a wealth of opportunities afforded by the ATT Institute, we are committed to supporting all colleagues develop to be the best that they can be. We work closely with the Trust and colleagues at other ATT academies to share shining examples of best practice in all of our teams.
Iceni Academy Methwold is set in the heart of beautiful Norfolk in a tranquil, rural village, just 15 minutes from the A11 and 20 minutes from the A47.