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Vision and Values
Our Academy Motto
We are an Academy which takes our motto of Excellence for All seriously. Our motto is not just a catchy slogan that we use on publicity materials; Rather, it is the encapsulation of our vision. We aspire and strive to be a school characterised by Excellence for All in all that we do and our motto inspires and motivates us on our journey of continual improvement.
What Our Motto Means to Us
Excellence means being ‘a leading practitioner’, ‘pre-eminent’ and ‘the highest performing’. In essence, excellence for EDA means being be the best school around. And this means achieving the very highest of standards in all areas of school life, not just in one or two narrow areas of specialism. And we categorise ‘all areas of school life’ into the following six strategic areas, in which we strive for excellence, and which provide the framework for our Academy Development and Improvement Plan:
Culture and Ethos
Developing Staff and Governors
Engaging With Stakeholders and the Community
Facilitating Learning ad Progress
All reflects the fact that we are completely non-selective and intentionally inclusive. Every young person from any background is welcome at EDA, is equally valued as a human being and has a right to a high quality education which meets their individual needs. Indeed, we are determined to ensure that there is no difference between student groups, in terms of their participation, engagement and consequent outcomes.
Our Olympic Values
Our key value of Excellence, at the heart of our motto, is underpinned and supported by the other Olympic and Paralympic values, which we have adopted as Academy values.
By adopting the Olympic and Paralympic Values, we aim to pursue Excellence for All in a way which sustains positive relationships and which actively promotes the wellbeing and personal development of all stakeholders.
Excellence: To be the best that you can be
Respect: To understand and appreciate others and their cultures
Friendship: To help people in all circumstances
Equality: To treat others how we would like to be treated
Determination: To try and try again when things go wrong
Courage: To stand up for what’s right and to carry on when the going gets tough
Inspiration: To follow our role models and to aim to be a positive role model for others