Our Vision

Our academy is based on the core values that Silverdale holds at the heart of all we do.

We believe it is our responsibility to promote a community founded on respect, trust, fairness and honesty, where we are privileged to celebrate and nurture both our similarities and differences. We take care and pride in each other and ourselves, we really believe it is important to be positive and happy, that learning is for everyone. We want to be aspirational and ambitious, we want to keep getting better. We expect everyone to help create a place where we can all thrive and enjoy being together.


The four core drivers that reflect these values underpin our curriculum:

Thrive (developing the individual)
  • Physical well being (including staying safe, diet, exercise)
  • Emotional/mental well being
  • Resilience and how to succeed
  • Developing gifts and talents
  • Happiness
  • Sensory awareness
  • Attitude to learning and life
  • Developing awe and wonder/stimulating and inspiring
  • Self respect
  • Developing a strong sense of self (identity)
  • Spirituality
Community (our place in society)
  • Strong values
  • Moral understanding
  • Law abiding
  • Respect for others
  • School/local/national/ international communities (the bigger picture)
  • Our roles and impact in these communities
  • Social skills
  • Charity work
  • People who help us
  • Tolerance
  • Pride and celebration
Our World (engagement with the environment)
  • Environment
  • Environmental issues
  • Topical/news related issues
  • Endangered species
  • Renewable resources
  • Sustainability
  • Our impact on the world
  • Moral issues and responsibilities
Enterprise (business management)
  • Positive Attitude
  • Teamwork
  • Risk Management
  • Negotiating and Influencing
  • Effective Communication
  • Home/Life management
  • Careers
  • Initiative
  • Organising and Planning
  • Decision Making
  • Problem Solving
  • Identifying Opportunities
  • Leadership
  • Making Decisions – Ethical and Economic
  • Financial Literacy
  • Product and Service Design
  • Creativity and Innovation