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Our Learning Aims and Ethos

Aylward Academy - Our Vision

At Aylward Academy, our aim is to enable all students to achieve in a learning environment where everyone works as part of a community, sharing mutual respect and feeling safe in a supportive atmosphere. All of our students understand our behaviour for learning policies, where staff and student conduct themselves with dignity and have high expectations about the Academy Code of Conduct.

We want our students to enjoy the opportunity to learn in a safe environment where learning is the key priority for all, and there is an expectation of politeness and good manners at all times. Everyone is expected to make a positive contribution to Academy life and engage with the many learning opportunities on offer from our extended curriculum.

Aylward Academy will provide the best possible learning experiences and high quality outcomes for the young people of our community to enable them to choose a Remarkable Life


We will achieve this by:

Maximising the academic and personal potential of every individual student
Using our collective expertise to achieve outstanding learning and care throughout the school
Creating a healthy, safe and happy school where everyone feels proud to achieve
Acknowledging the support and involvement of parents and carers in their child’s learning journey
Being part of a multi academy trust and working together to provide the best education for students within the area
Becoming a central part of the community through positive relationships based on mutual support and trust.


We want to be unusually brave and we commit to being big hearted. We choose to treat each other with kindness, warmth and care believing that everybody matters and believing in one another. The values of the School today are underpinned by the Aylward Attributes staff and students are encouraged to demonstrate
  • Respect – we will respect everybody’s views, we respect the environment and we build positive relationships 
  • Collaboration – we work together and achieve together 
  • Creativity – we are innovative and original and think outside the box when solving problems 
  • Professionalism – we wear our uniform with pride, attend school and be on time ready to learn every day 
  • Resilience – we rise to the challenges and never give up 
  • Independence – we aim to work and learn independently without needing a teacher