School Vision

Why we are here:
All young people who leave Strathaven Academy do so with a sense of confidence, purpose and optimism and with qualifications and accreditation that reflects their achievements and attainment.  They move on to positive destinations and participate in the world beyond school in a positive and meaningful way, demonstrating the attributes and capabilities of the four capacities encapsulating the purpose of the curriculum.

What we do:
In order to support that transition, their learning is structured, directed and validated, and their positive engagement with opportunities for attainment and achievement leads to success.  Their development and growth are positively influenced and nurtured by the culture, ethos and opportunities that exist in the school community.

How we do it:
This is achieved by a skilled team working together to deliver experiences and activities which support effective learning in the context of Curriculum for Excellence in a safe, caring environment, which fosters a culture of belonging and aspiration, where everyone’s rights are respected.

The key components:

We share: 
a commitment to doing the right things well, supported by robust self-evaluation;
a commitment to building our individual and collective capacity;
a commitment to working together with a clear understanding of our purpose and our roles.

We value: 
Shared ambition and aspiration
Working together
Contributing positively
Belonging and ownership
Individual and collective success