I am proud to be the first Principal of the new Mark Hall Academy which came into being on 1st September 2013. Our academy has launched a change in aspirations, drive and standards of achievement for our students and the wider community. We are committed to achieving the very best educational and social outcomes for every one of our students. We do this by putting learning, challenge and care at the heart of all aspects of our work.
We have strong values and a commitment to provide for all learners, irrespective of gender, ability, sexuality, social background, religion and ethnicity, an education which is rich and varied, challenging and inspiring, so that all, for the benefit of all, will aspire to the highest standards and shape their destinies and create a better world.
Our vision is to bring about personal and academic excellence through creative, enterprising and innovative means. We want all our students will enjoy a relevant, challenging and engaging education that promotes endeavour, self-confidence, responsibility, active citizenship, respect, tolerance and courtesy and provides the qualities and skills to achieve their ambitions. Our aim is to ensure that all our learners will be valued and respected and feel safe, happy and confident so that they can participate in a global environment, poised and ready to contribute successfully to their future and that of the locality, region and nation.
There is nothing more important than providing our young people with the best possible education as their future lives and the success of our nation depends upon it. Our journey is one of transformation as every community deserves to have a good local school. Our young people will leave Mark Hall Academy knowing that they have achieved their personal best and with qualifications that will ensure they progress confidently to college, university and employment. We will develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to lead successful, happy and productive lives.
Our motto ‘Aspire, Endeavour, Achieve’ encompasses the vision to succeed and have self-belief and drive alongside the traditional values of hard work, discipline and respect.
We are a harmonious academy, with a ‘can do’ attitude, which has:
• A culture of high expectations and standards in all things and for all members of our community
• A clear sense of purpose with students who are given the drive and ambition to succeed
• Teachers trained to bring out the best in every student
• Experts from our sponsor supporting rapid improvements
• A firm emphasis on good behaviour so that the environment we provide is calm and orderly
• High expectations of smart uniform, attendance, punctuality and excellent manners.