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Overview

We became Babington Academy (previously Babington Community College), the lead school in the ‘Learning without Limits Academy Trust’, on October 1st 2016. Situated in North-West Leicester we are a larger than average secondary school attracting students from across the city. We have seen rapid growth over the last few years and we are currently expanding, making an additional 120 places available for students this academic year. We were designated as a National Support School in August 2015, our executive principal of the trust is a National Leader of Education and, in addition to the two schools sponsored within the ‘Learning without Limits Academy Trust’ we support many schools locally, nationally and internationally. We are proud that we have eight members of staff that are accredited as Specialist Leaders of Education. We were graded as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted at our last inspection in March 2013 and feel that we have continued on a trajectory of improvement since the inspection.

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We are very proud of our school which is characterised by diversity and inclusion. In September, we were designated as a centre of excellence for inclusion following our re-accreditation for the Inclusion Quality Mark. We are driven by a moral commitment to ensure all of our students ‘grow, thrive and are visible’ and we work tirelessly to ensure that students both aspire to, and achieve, success within our no excuses culture of high expectations.

Working for Us

If you're searching for your next teaching post, why not contact us now? You'll be working at a great school and be part of a friendly, helpful team. We're always interested to hear from enthusiastic, committed teachers - send us your CV now via our School Talent Pool and say what sort of role you're looking for. By joining our School Talent Pool we'll know you're interested in working here when a future vacancy occurs.Join our School Talent Pool now!For more information about School Talent Pools visit www.eteach.com

Teaching and Learning

All lessons at Babington are planned using the ‘Babington Ways’

The Babington Way for Teaching and Learning

In order to promote outstanding learning, where students make at least expected and often better than expected progress, we will…

  • Engage students with a ‘starter’ or recap activity in the first Learning Episode
  • Share learning objectives and be clear about how character for learning will be built, firmly linking this to learning content
  • Set clear, relevant and measurable learning outcomes that are differentiated appropriately using the Gold, Silver, Bronze system
  • Give clear instructions and explanations, maintaining a meaningful and effective learning dialogue/narrative throughout the lesson
  • Plan and teach lessons through sequenced learning episodes, underpinned by BC4L, with regular opportunities for consolidation and review
  • Use a ‘blended’ approach to learning, ensuring that the internet and digital media are integrated alongside more traditional methods, over a series of lessons/over time
  • Reinforce positive learning habits through the setting of appropriate home/extended learning using ‘Show My Homework’ to set regular homework as expected
  • Address individual/group learning needs through differentiation and teach literacy (with a sharp focus on cross-curricular QWC) and numeracy explicitly where appropriate
  • Maintain an appropriate pace and adapt learning based on regular review and assessment opportunities
  • Use target grades to plan appropriate learning and have a regular dialogue with students about achievement
  • Embed AfL opportunities and be up to date with marking in line with the ‘Babington Way for effective Marking and Feedback’ (PINS, Wow, How, Now and WIN)
  • Use questioning effectively, through application of the PROBE acronym
  • Expect personal pride in presentation and the standard of work produced by students
  • Deploy support staff effectively, targeting the learning needs of individuals and groups of learners

This alone is not a formula for success

 

The Babington Way for Behaviour for Learning

In order to promote outstanding learning, where students make at least expected and often better than expected progress, we will expect the students to…

  • Get to lessons on time
  • Line up outside the classroom and/or go in quietly and stand behind the seats given to them in a seating plan
  • Greet their teacher politely
  • Wait to be asked to sit down
  • Answer to their names politely when the register is called
  • Listen to the teacher and each other
  • Put their hands up to speak
  • Be prepared and equipped for learning
  • Try their  best at all times, remain positive and take an active part in lessons whether on their own, in a group or as a whole class
  • Wait behind their chairs at the end of the lesson
  • Leave quietly when dismissed

 

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