Ethos

Alford Academy is not just a school; it is a learning community which recognises that teaching and learning does not start and stop at the school gates.  Through development of partnerships in and out of school, we will work as a team to provide outstanding learning, leadership experiences and opportunities to support and furnish each individual youngster with the knowledge, skills, experiences and insight that will set them on their path to a prosperous future, effectively contributing to life and work in Aberdeenshire, Scotland and world wide.

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Alford Academy recognises that one size does not fit all. Our young people are born individuals and should leave school as individuals. Alford Academy is committed to unlocking each youngster’s potential, raising their aspirations and helping them to be all they can be, in a safe, healthy and caring environment.

Our Values

Our core school values are the four values inscribed on the mace of the Scottish Parliament; these values also underpin Curriculum for Excellence.

  • Wisdom
  • Justice
  • Compassion
  • Integrity

 

Our Aims

Attainment and Achievement
Alford Academy aims to raise standards of educational attainment for all its pupils, especially in each of the core skills of literacy, numeracy, information technology, working with others and communication.

Learning and Teaching
Alford Academy staff aim to promote high quality learning experiences for pupils by investing in professional development to create knowledgeable, confident and skilled teachers capable of raising the attainment and achievement levels of our pupils.

Inclusion and Equality
Alford Academy aims to provide equality of opportunity to access education in a way that is engaging and appropriate to the pupils’ interests, physical and intellectual needs.

Values and Citizenship
Alford Academy aims to work with pupils, parents and employees to promote self-respect, respect for others and interdependence within society. This will allow our pupils to understand the duties and responsibilities of citizenship in a democratic society.

Learning for Life
Alford Academy aims to equip pupils with positive attitudes and expectations, encourage creativity, ambition and entrepreneurial skills, which will help them to prosper in a changing society.