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aim, vision, mission, Values & Virtues

‘Whatever your ultimate goal…our values and virtues will help you get there…

All decisions that we make at The Highcrest Academy are a reflection of, ‘Our Mission Statement’, ‘Our Vision’ and ultimately ‘Our Aim’. Together, ‘Our Values’ and ‘Our Virtues’ support these sentiments, and help us all work together to achieve both our individual and collective goals.

Our Aim

To establish a culture of excellence throughout every element of our Academy on our journey towards ‘Outstanding’.

Our Vision

To build an outstanding educational organisation that makes the greatest possible difference to the lives of our students and that is highly respected in our local community and beyond.

Our mission statement

Our mission is to create a positive, secure and happy learning environment where all students experience success, friendship, respect and self-worth; where students value and celebrate the diverse talents and cultural heritage of all and achieve their full potential in becoming responsible citizens, respecting the rights of each other and contributing to our society.

Our ‘Practical’ Transition Values…

These values help us support and guide our younger students through the complex and sometimes challenging KS2 to KS3 transition journey. They help us build bridges to overcome any potential barriers the students may face.

We use every suitable opportunity to explore these values with our new students, starting before their move from primary school, and then reinforcing them during pastoral time, lesson time and assemblies at the Academy.

As our students begin to encounter new experiences with us, these values ensure they are fully prepared for life at Highcrest and they become the foundation stones to our students’ future happiness and success.

Attend           (Attend today – Achieve tomorrow)

Smart             (Look smart – think smart)

Polite              (Good manners can open doors to new opportunities)

Independent (True independence can only exist in doing what's right)

Respectful      (Treat people the way you want to be treated. Respect is earned, not given)

Equipped        (If you fail to prepare, you are preparing to fail)

Our ‘Personal’ Virtues…

Once our students are operating effectively within their new surroundings and have developed a conceptual understanding of our Practical Values, we begin to introduce our Personal Virtues.

These virtues help them to refine and develop their character, whilst ensuring they are physically and mentally healthy, and become successful members of our community and indeed society.

Ambition        (Having a strong desire to do or achieve something)

Sensitivity      (Having or displaying a quick and delicate appreciation of others' feelings)

Purpose          (Having or showing determination or resolve)

Integrity         (The quality of being honest and having strong moral principles)

Resilience       (The ability to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions)

Eloquence      (Fluent or persuasive in speaking or writing)

If you have these values and virtues, if you ‘Aspire’, you can and you will ‘Achieve’.