Vision, Values and Aims

Vision: Millburn Academy aims to develop resourceful, resilient, flexible and autonomous learners able to contribute productively to the 21st Century world.


 To recognise and develop as fully as possible the academic potential of all pupils by providing

them with a broad balanced curriculum suited to their age, abilities and aptitudes.

 To recognise and encourage the emotional development of all pupils by creating an atmosphere of diligence, tolerance, co-operation and mutual respect.

 To promote health and well-being throughout the school community.

 To maintain good lines of communication within the school and between the school and home.

 To encourage links between the school and the wider community.

Millburn Academy will be a school which –

 Has high expectations of pupils and staff in all they do

 Endeavours to provide an excellent quality of learning and teaching care, welfare and support.

 Presents a welcome, safe and happy environment.

We will foster respect, responsibility and resilience in our pupils.

We aim to:

1. Provide a place of continuing education within which each pupil will participate in a

range of learning opportunities designed to develop the basic skills, knowledge and

understanding required by contemporary society.

2. Ensure that each pupil has an awareness of the possibilities available to her/him within

society and the responsibilities required by society of her/him.

3. Develop an atmosphere in which self-discipline and awareness of and responsibility to

other will flourish.

4. Develop a cohesive structure of courses and activities that will allow different needs,

abilities and skills of pupils to develop to their fullest extent and encourage students

to make reasoned decisions for themselves.

5. Maintain effective communication and development partnerships with parents

concerning the progress of individual pupils and of the school.

6. Provide a secure and happy environment within which staff and pupils can work

together to achieve their aims.

7. Maintain effective staff development for all staff working within the school. We aim

to develop leadership and partnership at all levels in working collaboratively and


8. Actively promote a healthy approach to lifestyle.

9. Provide a high quality secondary education through fostering personal development,

health and fitness, encouraging equal opportunities and seeking continuous

improvement in academic attainment at all levels, whilst recognising achievements in all


10. Involve staff, parents and pupils in our quality assurance systems which are based on

effective self-evaluation.

Our school aims support the Highland Council vision for children i.e. that we aim

to ensure that all children are:

 Safe – protected from abuse, neglect and harm by others at home, school and in the


 Healthy – having the highest attainable standards of physical and mental health, with

access to suitable healthcare and support for safe and healthy lifestyle choices.

 Achieving – being supported and guided in their learning and in the development of

their skills, confidence and self-esteem at home, at school and in the community.

 Nurtured – having a nurturing place to live, in a family setting with additional help if

needed or, where this is not possible, in a suitable care setting.

 Active – having opportunities to take part in activities such as play, recreation and

sport which contribute to healthy growth and development, both at home and in the


 Respected and Responsible – children, young people and their carers should be involved

in decisions that affect them, should have their voices heard and should be encouraged

to play an active and responsible role in their communities.

 Included – having help to overcome social, educational, physical and economic

inequalities and being accepted as part of the community in which they live and learn.

We value:

 Learning

 Respect

 Responsibility

 Community

We foster the national values:

 Wisdom

 Integrity

 Justice

 Compassion