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.
AIMS OF THE SCHOOL
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
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 foster the national values: