At St Aidan’s Catholic Academy we have created an impressive culture of success through the operation of strict routines and protocols, an unwavering focus on results, and by offering the very best teaching and support. Students learn, behave and are well mannered. Teachers teach with skill and rigour showing great courtesy. Staff and students enjoy what they do together.
In our achievement-oriented culture, it is cool to be smart, and all students work hard to climb the mountain to university or a real alternative.
The image of a mountain is something that we use repeatedly. Each day we believe, we all face our own Everest, a challenge that we find difficult, something that is not easy to overcome – at these times it can be easy for us to give up and look for an easier path. At our school we constantly challenge students to take on the mountain whilst always remembering the top of one mountain is simply the base of another… We don’t just ‘talk the talk’ but we ask everyone to ‘walk the walk’ and to live the culture.
To support your son in successfully overcoming the mountain and meeting the daily challenges of life, our 3 core values of hard work, trust and fairness permeate all that we do:
We never give up. We remain positive so that we have the strength to persevere with even the hardest work. We do whatever it takes for as long as it takes.
We are honest. We do what we say we will do and do not make excuses. We are loyal and have the courage to do the right thing.
We play by the rules. We are respectful, polite and courteous at all times. We don’t take advantage of others and helping a member of our community is helping ourselves.
From the moment a student arrives at St Aidan’s, we ask them to live these values.