Vision and values
At Ark Blake Academy, we believe that each of our pupils is born with unique potential for greatness which they can take responsibility to achieve. We believe that by working hard and living according to Ark Blake’s values, our pupils can seize greatness, lead lives that bring fulfilment and strengthen their communities.
Ark Blake will provide an excellent academic education, built on foundations of our strongly held values. We will empower our pupils to take responsibility to ‘seize greatness’, achieve academic excellence and flourish as knowledgeable, confident, articulate, responsible citizens, who live according to Ark Blake’s values.
All our pupils will fulfil their unique academic and personal potential. Every pupil will live according to Ark Blake’s values and go on to attend university or follow the rewarding career of their choice.
At Ark Blake Academy, we live out our values in everything we do. Our Ark Blake values are:
Bravery - Seize greatness, even if you feel fear
Leadership - Positively influence others to seize greatness
Aspiration - Aim high and don’t accept less than greatness
Kindness - Greatness does not come without humility, empathy and generosity
Endeavour - Seizing greatness takes time, effort and determination
Underpinning each of our values is Responsibility: We celebrate that each of us is in control of our lives and therefore can seize greatness. We don’t make excuses.
Our values will be talked about at every opportunity and will be the basis for the character traits that we expect our pupils to show. Our pupils will be brave and ready to take the opportunities life presents. Our pupils will show leadership, taking the initiative and leading by example. Our pupils will be aspirational, aiming high and knowing that high expectations and hard work pay off. Our pupils will be kind in word and deeds, recognising that all are worthy of respect. Our pupils will show endeavour, working hard and navigating obstacles in their way while maintaining a positive attitude.
Our school aims also expresses our belief that each of our pupils is born with the unique potential for greatness for which they can take responsibility to achieve. In addition to our five Blake values, we will teach our pupils that it is through taking responsibility that they can apply all they have learned to build a fulfilling life and have positive impact on their community and the world around them.