Thomas Telford School has been at the forefront of educational developments nationally, by pioneering radical ways of organising and delivering education since its opening in 1991. A set of key characteristics have been continually developed and refined to create a highly effective template for organisation and a value system that underpins a very student-centred ethos. This template produces outstanding standards and young people who are succeeding at all levels in industry and commerce in local, national and international arenas.
The designs of Walsall, Sandwell and Madeley academies have benefited from these developments, and each building improves as a result of the lessons learnt from the previous project. The buildings share the same educational rationale.
Key Characteristics in the Family of Schools
Academies that have adopted the template, where necessary have customised some characteristics to accommodate the unique features of the community of learners they serve. Although we believe that some of the characteristics are of primary importance, we would wish to stress that it is their combination that creates a potent chemistry for highly effective education.
The primary characteristics are:
Incentives, Terms and Conditions
The secondary characteristics are: