A warm welcome to Akeley
Thank you for your interest in Akeley Wood School.
The first thing I ever ask a child when I meet them is what they are passionate about. When we understand what motivates a child, what they love doing, what they enjoy learning about, what makes them ‘tick’ we gain a window into their world. Understanding how we can personalise the educational experience for children is something I am passionate about. It’s what drove me to be a teacher and what I aim to be able to provide for every child we have the privilege to teach here at Akeley.
We have three beautiful campuses, each dedicated to key phases of a child’s education and with first class facilities. The wealth of opportunity here is endless. We offer a creative approach to teaching and learning, with adventure at the centre. Where else teaches ballroom dancing and Warhammer on a Friday afternoon to complement the conventional lessons. It’s a school that puts the child’s happiness first. Always. We even scientifically measure it! Ask me about Affective Social Tracking when we meet – it’s a brilliant diagnostic tool to help us keep your child’s emotional wellbeing on track. Happy children are successful children are overperforming children and I place great emphasis on happiness! I also lead a team of awesome teaching and learning practitioners. They go the extra mile. They run the societies, the exceptional potential programmes, the House challenges and of course, are inspirational teachers! They adjust their methods and approaches to meet the needs of every learner – challenging all to do their very best and enjoy doing it! They are also committed to always improve and we have team working with University College London on the value of excellent feedback in pupil progress – please ask me about that as well.
I am confident that your child will find Akeley Wood School a stimulating, rewarding and enjoyable experience, full of adventure from day one. I hope to ‘virtually’ meet you soon.