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At Falconer's Hill Academy we work hard to ensure that all our pupils develop a lifelong passion for learning.

We expect and enable everyone in the school to face new challenges, achieve their best and celebrate their success and the successes of others.
 
Our aim is that all children who attend our school become resilient, confident and healthy young people who understand the role they can play in improving our world for the better. We value diversity and originality and encourage our pupils to discover and pursue particular interests and talents.
 
We ensure that every child is given the opportunity to 'Fly High' through our Flying High to Achievement initiative which rewards children who show positive behaviours for learning. Each half term children have the opportunity to take part in Reward Afternoons if they are 'Green' in all areas. Examples of reward activities include a BBQ, a day spent at the Northampton Saints and circus skills sessions. 
 
Our school curriculum is designed to be exciting, challenging, relevant and helps children develop the knowledge and understanding that enables them to have a secure foundation for future learning. 
 
Progress is assessed in many different ways including statutory tasks and tests. Teachers measure children’s progress day to day through marking, assessing practical work, listening to their explanations and comments and by asking and answering questions. Working alongside pupils in lessons, identifying misunderstandings and addressing errors is all part of the process. Teachers give children verbal and written feedback, as well as share with them their achievements against lesson objectives. We encourage the pupil to be part of the learning process and help them to understand their own strengths and areas for development through self-assessment.