Aims for Education at Mulberry Academy London Dock
Our aim is to support the very highest aspirations of students at Mulberry Academy London Dock because we believe this enables them to lead successful, happy and fulfilled lives, making a contribution to their own community and to wider British society.
Mulberry students are proud of their identity, which includes strong British values as well as a rich and diverse cultural and religious heritage.
Every student receives an education that has three key aims:
- To engender high levels of academic ambition with knowledge of how to learn and how to communicate one’s learning and strong understanding through high quality, confident writing and speaking. Students will learn the intellectual skills and technical language for the subjects they study so that they can perform at the highest level. Students will be taught how to be independent learners and how to work together to support each other in successful learning;
- To provide rich personal development (character education) that includes a strong moral, spiritual and social foundation, to foster a highly developed imagination and creativity. Students will be taught to think critically and analytically, to be curious and questioning and to be open-minded with a strong understanding of the world around them. Students will be supported to develop confidence, resilience and security in their abilities and to extend their talents. Students will be helped to develop their ‘voice’ and will be provided with a variety of platforms from which they can practice public speaking and making their voices heard;
- To enable the development of high aspirations and self-determination through opportunities for leadership, engagement with higher education and the professional workplace and experience of different cultures. Students will become global ambassadors – for the school, their community and for British society – able to encounter challenge, to negotiate solutions and to make peace and prosperity a realistic prospect for all those with whom they live and work. Students will actively work for positive social change.
In belonging to the Trust, students at the new school will benefit from what has been achieved in the past through understanding the wider world for which we are preparing our students, through upholding social cohesion and a good social mix as well as knowing the impact of systemic disadvantage on educational achievement and social mobility, working hard to eradicate it.