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Our Visions and Values

It is our mission to ensure that all students achieve the best possible start in their lives and gain the knowledge and skills which will enable them to flourish in later education, employment and adult life.

Our Vision for Excellence

Our vision for excellence is one in which our students:

  • make excellent progress in their learning, regardless of social background, ability, gender, ethnic origin or sexual orientation
  • are engaged in an inclusive curriculum which delivers breadth and depth for each individual, as well as memorable learning experiences
  • become resilient, confident and accomplished learners, who can work in a co-operative and inclusive environment
  • develop a personal sense of respect and responsibility, and an appreciation of the rights of others both in school and the wider community
  • develop the essential knowledge, skills and attitudes essential to thrive in the global economy of the twenty-first century
  • attain the skills and qualifications to successfully progress to an aspirational education and career

Our Values

Our values are underpinned by the Nolan principles and everyone at Edgar Wood Academy will demonstrate:

  • an unrelenting commitment to improve the quality of our provision and enhance the lives of our students
  • an openness in the way we build trust and bring purpose to our work as a school community
  • accountability through the rigorous, transparent and forensic analysis of all aspects of our performance
  • a demonstrable commitment to the principles of inclusion and equality
  • dedication to the borough of Rochdale and its surrounds
  • collective responsibility for one another and the results of all our students – ‘if one fails, we all fail’
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Today is a very exciting day at Edgar Wood Academy. https://t.co/p1SVamVM7f
@EdgarWoodAc - September 7
@EdgarWoodAc - September 6
INSET training day is in full swing. We look forward to meeting the new Year 7 students on Tuesday. https://t.co/B1u9TlCC1b
@EdgarWoodAc - September 3
Callum’s determination that students at Edgar Wood Academy have a scientific curiosity will help shape our new young scientists but also help foster a lifelong love of learning. Read more about Callum here https://t.co/ogfGAnMg3K https://t.co/kWcNUHup1z
@EdgarWoodAc - May 10
Yasmin is looking forward to inspiring the students at Edgar Wood Academy to read the Classics and write with powerful intention. Read more: https://t.co/DgdjAk9WrS https://t.co/epAA2mkySj
@EdgarWoodAc - May 7
Zara believes that the Humanities subjects of History, Geography and RE can open students’ eyes to the world around them and will help our students become lifelong learners. Read more https://t.co/DfEuN75KDV https://t.co/Sa0en2QW04
@EdgarWoodAc - May 4
Our newly appointed Head of Creative Arts has high aspirations for her students and is committed to ensuring her teaching practice and classroom environment are innovative and just as creative as the subjects she delivers. Read more about Rachel here: https://t.co/dFICxzmclS https://t.co/aILotHKavJ
@EdgarWoodAc - April 28
We are delighted to introduce you to our newly appointed Head of Mathematics and Numeracy. Barry brings with him a wealth of experience and is passionate about ensuring students get a world class mathematical education. Read more: https://t.co/G65celPLdu https://t.co/6kS4aMQnJ8
@EdgarWoodAc - April 26
Such a strong field of candidates for our Head of Creative Arts, Head of Humanities (Geography/History) and Head of Mathematics and Numeracy! We look forward to sharing news on the appointments next term. Latest news: https://t.co/eUcPUzcdEh. ! https://t.co/wQD3JfhImh
@EdgarWoodAc - April 1
🌟Phenomenal senior leadership team now complete!🌟 We are excited to announce the appointment of Becky Worth as Assistant Headteacher with responsibility for pastoral care and raising aspirations. Read more: https://t.co/pBgm4vOjIh https://t.co/q7HVZIjEK4
@EdgarWoodAc - March 19
We can’t wait to see our year 7 students arriving in their new uniform in September! https://t.co/cwYKTPLFXX https://t.co/KQR3KXFvk7
@EdgarWoodAc - March 17
We are thrilled to welcome aboard Stephanie Jackson-Horner, Edgar Wood Academy’s newly-appointed Assistant Headteacher (Pastoral). Read more: https://t.co/1l2Lo2qR68 https://t.co/Xslsn0e2jt
@EdgarWoodAc - March 12