Our vision is to become an outstanding school of first choice at the heart of our local community
We will do this through our:
We aim to provide a multitude of learning opportunities within a vibrant, creative and inclusive environment, where students can discover their strengths, talents and interests and pursue them to the highest standards to become the best they can be.
As well as attaining the highest academic standards possible, we want students to thrive in all areas of life, developing creatively, socially, emotionally and spiritually. Ultimately, we want our students to stand out as model citizens of whom society can be proud.
Day to day life, with its expected and unexpected events, its twists and turns can have an impact on our mental health. It is our aim that time spent at The Dorcan Academy has a beneficial impact on everybody’s wellbeing. Our goal is that all stakeholders know where to seek support in times of challenge, in order to promote a happy community.
Our Ethos is based on our five Core Principles which guide our actions on a daily basis.
‘Our actions become our habits, our habits become our character, our character is who we are’ (Aristotle)
We seek to develop in all our students the character virtues of:
Telling the truth at all times
Acting out the Dorcan values all day, every day, even when no-one is looking
Showing empathy, sensitivity and kindness towards others
An inner strength, self-belief and confidence to stand out from the crowd and to stand up for what is right
A willingness to ‘go the extra mile’
Being thankful and appreciative for, and to, others
Being accountable for the actions which you have control over, in order to make wise choices
Being able to ‘bounce back’ from struggles and setbacks; having a Growth Mindset
The drive, determination, self-control and commitment to work hard and do your best at all times