Longfield Academy is a candidate school* for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years and pursuing authorisation as an IB World School.
IB World Schools share a common philosophy – a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging. high quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.**
*Only schools authorised by the International Baccalaureate can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme or the IB Career-related Certificate (IBCC). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorisation will be granted.
For further information about the Ib and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org
**Mission Statement from the IB
The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organisation works with schools, governments and international organisations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.
The MYP focuses on developing 10 qualities (the IB learner profile) in our students. These attributes are: inquirers, knowledgeable, thinkers, communicators, principled, open-minded, caring, risk-takers, balanced and reflective.
On the week beginning 7th January we ran an ‘MYP Passport Challenge’ where students were given a mini ‘passport’ gathering evidence illustrating each of the learner profile attributes. Students gave some excellent examples (both in and outside of lessons) as evidence; these ranged from assisting others with homework (demonstrating the ‘caring’ attribute) to auditioning in front of peers (demonstrating the risk-taker attribute).
We are very proud to see our Year 7 students displaying a wide range of behaviours successfully and developing a better understanding of how these attributes can help them become responsible members of society.
For each subject group there will be an achievement level breakdown for each of the 4 criteria (A,B,C,D).
Achievement levels across the four criteria are added together creating a total number out of 32. Using the table below, this is converted into an MYP Grade from 1-7 with 7 being the highest.
During the course of the academic year students will be awarded an MYP Interim Grade. At the end of the year an MYP Final Grade will be awarded based on the summative assessments that have taken place during the course of the year.
Teachers’ subject knowledge is a major strength of the provision and enables teachers to deepen students’ understanding through highly insightful and effective questioning.Ofsted (2018)
Teachers have high expectations of pupils’ behaviour, and pupils respond well as a result. They are proud of their school and the work that they do.Ofsted (2018)
Provision in the sixth form is outstanding…students have study programmes very well suited to their needs, resulting in excellent progress.Ofsted (2018)
Pupils’ behaviour is good. Strong relationships with staff help pupils to feel secure and promote their personal development well.Ofsted (2018)
The curriculum enables pupils to pursue their interests and prepares them well for their next steps.Ofsted (2018)
There is a very effective safeguarding culture in the school. The college system provides good pastoral care and helps to build effective links with parents and carers.Ofsted (2018)
Senior leaders and governors are ambitious for the school and its pupilsOfsted (2018)