Welcome to Nechells Primary E-ACT Academy
I feel very proud and honoured to be the headteacher of Nechells Primary E-ACT Academy. Prior to becoming headteacher in June 2021, I held the post of deputy headteacher for the last three years working alongside the previous headteacher as we worked to improve our school.
I have worked with E-ACT since January 2016. E-ACT are a forward thinking Multi-Academy Trust and share an aspirational vision for all their academies. We align our school values with the shared values of E-ACT, these are:
- Think Big
- Do the Right Thing
- Team Spirit
We place emphasis on individual achievement whilst building an awareness and understanding of others. As part of this, we focus on personal, social, moral and emotional development as well as academic and creative achievement. When our pupils exhibit the behaviours that align with our values, they are both rewarded and reinforced.
I am delighted that for the first time in our school’s history Nechells was graded by Ofsted as Good in May 2021. As Ofsted noted, our pupils behaviour and attitudes are outstanding; they are friendly, polite, courteous and eager to learn.
My staff are talented and committed professionals who have high expectations of our pupils and community; we ensure all pupils, despite their differences, are able to make excellent progress. We strive to provide pupils with the best opportunities and our curriculum is specifically designed to be ambitious, coherent and promote curiosity in our pupils. Our core purpose is to ensure that through our well taught curriculum our pupils ‘know more and remember more’.
A big part of our offer at Nechells is the amazing learning environments that we create for our pupils. We have extensively developed our outdoor environment which includes a forest school with chickens, sports pitch, mini golf course and engaging Early Years outdoor area. We also have an art gallery, immersive classroom and a library at the heart of our school with new, engaging books.
We place the welfare and safety of our pupils at the top of our agenda, consequently our experienced safeguarding team are well positioned to navigate any concerns professionally and compassionately.
We are fortunate to have a community advisory hub on site which enables all pupils and the wider community to access a range of support from different agencies; more information can be found here.
The best way to get a real feel for our school is to come and visit, I’d be delighted to show you around Nechells Primary.
Mr David Camps