Our Vision and Values
“Believe in yourself; anything is possible; don’t just fly – soar!”
Wilmington Academy is part of Leigh Academies Trust. We believe in the power of the Trust small schools within a school and vertical tutoring models to transform lives and shape communities. We also believe that collaboration within the Trust and beyond, at national and international level, will help us to achieve the best possible outcomes for our students.
The Academy aims to be an outstanding, inclusive learning community where everyone feels safe and valued. We aim to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect, recognising that other people with their differences can also be right.
Wilmington Academy comprises three colleges, Minerva, Apollo and Jupiter designed around community, relationships, respect and high aspirations. Whilst the vision and values are the same, each college has its own leadership, student services team and administration. The human scale, modular culture and personalised approach to learning mean that no student gets left behind. We are a reflective, outward-facing community constantly reviewing our successes and adapting to bring about improvements.
Our curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities are designed to develop young people who:
Furthermore, the academy seeks to provide a safe environment that:
The success of each learner is also dependent on factors beyond the Academy gates. An effective Home-Academy partnership is essential to ensure achievement for all members of the learning community. We value the views of all stakeholders and aim to be recognised locally, nationally and internationally as a centre of excellence. The Academy strives to facilitate high-quality, real time communication to ensure each learner is effectively supported. Parents and carers have a key role to play and should be involved in and given opportunities to support the work of the Academy. Aspirations will be raised further through engagement with external providers to expand the educational horizons of all learners, as well as a range of enrichment opportunities.
We recognise that to achieve our aims all staff will: