Our vision and values

It is our mission to ensure that all students achieve the best possible start in their lives and gain the knowledge and skills which will enable them to flourish in later education, employment and adult life.

Our vision for excellence

Our vision for excellence is one in which our students:

  • make excellent progress in their learning, regardless of social background, ability, gender, ethnic origin or sexual orientation
  • are engaged in an inclusive curriculum which delivers breadth and depth for each individual, as well as memorable learning experiences
  • become resilient, confident and accomplished learners, who can work in a co-operative and inclusive environment
  • develop a personal sense of respect and responsibility, and an appreciation of the rights of others both in school and the wider community
  • develop the essential knowledge, skills and attitudes essential to thrive in the global economy of the twenty-first century
  • attain the skills and qualifications to successfully progress to an aspirational education and career

Our values are underpinned by the Nolan principles and everyone at Edgar Wood Academy will demonstrate:

  • an unrelenting commitment to improve the quality of our provision and enhance the lives of our students
  • an openness in the way we build trust and bring purpose to our work as a school community
  • accountability through the rigorous, transparent and forensic analysis of all aspects of our performance
  • a demonstrable commitment to the principles of inclusion and equality
  • dedication to the borough of Rochdale and its surrounds
  • collective responsibility for one another and the results of all our students – ‘if one fails, we all fail’