Ethos & Values

Our Ethos

Staindrop Academy is committed to providing an exceptional educational experience with high expectations and traditional British Values. In doing so we challenge and support every student to achieve their academic potential and become exemplary young people to make their own way in the world.

This unites us in our commitment to ‘Aspire, Achieve and to be Successful’

Our Aims

To ensure that every student experiences quality first teaching so as to:

inspire students to have high aspirations and ambitions to achieve their full potential

prepare them fully for the world of work and life beyond school

raise their awareness of supporting their local community, knowing their rights and responsibilities as a local and global citizen

Our Values

Achievement: we want our students to achieve success, to have their achievement recognised and celebrated

Community: Staindrop is central to the local community and we aim to engender a spirit of giving among our students

Leadership: we believe in developing the next generation of young leaders.  Students benefit from opportunities to be sports leaders, council members, form representatives, Anti-bullying ambassadors

Enrichment: we believe in developing well rounded education where young people are able to develop their talents, explore new opportunities and nurture a range of skills outside the normal curriculum in sport, drama and STEM activities

Mutual respect: we encourage our students to understand and appreciate the viewpoints of others with moral and ethical issues, promoting tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs

Responsibility: we firmly believe in the importance of educating our students to understand the importance of qualities such as honesty and reliability

Resilience: we encourage students not to give up – we just try harder

Pride: we take pride in what we do and accept nothing but excellence from ourselves

Teamwork:  we understand that collaboration is crucial. We understand that collaborating with our primary schools can enhance the educational provision we offer and are proud to have established the Teesdale Primary Sports Cluster which took effect in Sept 16. Through working with our primary colleagues we are even better placed to nurture students’ progress.

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