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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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@EdgarWoodAc - March 14
Today we celebrated our very first in our new building! We started off with an amazing live virtual visit from the legendary author Sir Michael Morpurgo. Then it was on to some amazing lessons in MFL, Humanities, English & more which focused on the importance of reading.
@EdgarWoodAc - March 2
Our LGBT+ Group and allies are celebrating LGBT+ History Month. There will be a scavenger hunt in the library tomorrow and a bake sale at break/lunch on Weds, raising money for the mental health charity Mind. If pupils wish, they can donate money or buy a baked goods from 50p
@EdgarWoodAc - February 13
The Book Fair has arrived at Edgar Wood Academy! Come and browse a fabulous range of books from all genres. We will be open to parents and carers Weds 5:30pm- 6:30pm, Thurs 5pm- 6pm and Fri 3:15pm to 4:15pm. Payments can be made in cash, gift voucher or the online payment system
@EdgarWoodAc - February 7
was delighted to welcome the renowned educationalist to work with staff at the school and the Trust on ‘Teaching so students will never forget’. The session was streamed to schools across Rochdale and allowed staff to focus on strategies 1/2
@EdgarWoodAc - February 6
Set up is underway for the performance of 'Shut up I'm Dreaming' created and performed by in conjunction with We are so grateful to have such a meaningful show come to perform for Year 8! Thanks to and all creative teams involved!
@EdgarWoodAc - January 20
Pupils have been creating Book Blankets in their library lessons this week. We have been working alongside Rochdale Open University to develop Reading for Pleasure. They have allowed teachers to delve into their pupils’ reading tastes and inspired others with their chosen books.
@EdgarWoodAc - January 10