Values and Ethos Statement
BE THE BEST THAT YOU CAN BE
We live in a fast changing world where the education that we give our children is more important than it has ever been. When they leave school, it is our duty to make sure that they are ready for an adult world that is no longer confined to the streets of Manchester but is a truly interdependent world with global challenges.
At Burnage we believe that we must prepare our boys to be the best that they can be in a number of ways. Obviously we want them to achieve the best that they can academically. We must make sure that they learn well in every lesson, every day and achieve their best possible exam results. Whatever your son’s ability, we must help him be his very best.
BUT education is much more than just about passing exams. We want your son not just to have a keen sense of right and wrong but to choose right from wrong. We want him to be independent but not just to do whatever he wants but to act responsibly so that both his family and wider society benefit.
We want your son to have compassion for the world; to understand that we share a planet and have a responsibility to make it a better place. Of course, we all want our children to have good jobs, earn well and be happy but that is only half the story.
If your son comes to Burnage, we will aim to teach him how to act compassionately and give back to his society more than he gains from it. We will teach him to behave in a sustainable way, caring for those in our street, our town, indeed our world who have less.
We have 3 goals for your son: to achieve his best possible exam results; always to behave responsibly; always to be a compassionate, caring individual.
Mr. Ian Fenn, Headteacher
BURNAGE ACADEMY FOR BOYS